Commercial activity fell 9% but industrial production rose 0.8%

Commercial activity in Chile suffered a sharp drop in March. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the Trade Activity Index fell 9% in the third month of the year, which coincides with the arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic. As for the Industrial Production Index, the INE said that it rose 0.8% thanks to the boost of the mining and manufacturing sectors.

Source: Emol