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UPDATE 1-Peru says Sept trade surplus narrows by 10 pct

LIMA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Peru posted a narrower trade surplus for September of $584 million, down 10 percent from the same month a year ago as brisk economic growth fueled demand for imports, the central bank said on Friday. The trade surplus for the first nine months of the year totaled $4.6 billion, up from $3.7 billion in the same period last year. In September 2009, the surplus was $650.3 million. Peru's economy is expected to grow about 8 percent this year, one of the world's fastest rates of expansion. (Reporting by Patricia Velez and Teresa Cespedes) (helen.popper@thomsonreuters.com; +5411-4318 0655; Reuters Messaging: helen.popper.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: PERU ECONOMY/TRADE (For help: click "Contact Us" on your desktop, double-click or call 1-800-738-8377 for Reuters Products and 1-888-463-3383 for Thomson products. For client training: training.americas@thomsonreuters.com; +1-646-223-5546) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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