The Lima General Index fell for a third session, losing 1.5 percent to 18,956.18. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index fell 0.7 percent to 2,478.61.
Industrial shares declined after U.S. stocks dropped, said Estefany Castillo, an analyst at Scotiabank Peru.
Empresa Siderurgica del Peru SAA (SIDERC1) (SIDERC1 PE), a unit of Gerdau SA known as Siderperu, fell 3.4 percent to 85 centimos. Maple Energy Plc (MPLE) , the oil and natural gas producer with operations in Peru, dropped 2.9 percent to $1 after crude declined in New York. Alicorp SA (ALICORC1) (ALICORC1 PE), Peru’s largest foodstuff maker, slid 2.6 percent to 5.70 soles. Corp. Aceros Arequipa SA (CORAREI1 PE), the Lima-based steelmaker, fell 2.4 percent to 2 soles.
Copper and zinc miners slumped as the metals declined in New York and London.
Alturas Minerals Corp. (ALT) , a Canadian gold and copper exploration company, dropped 9.1 percent to 10 cents. Rio Cristal Resources Corp. (RCZ) , a Canadian exploration company, fell 7.7 percent to 12 cents. Southern Copper Corp. (SCCO) , the country’s biggest producer of the metal, slid 3.7 percent to $28.50. Cia. Minera Atacocha SA (ATACOBC1 PE), the Lima-based zinc and silver mining company, declined 3.3 percent to 87 centimos.
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