Fact Sheet: Peru - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population (millions): 30.5
  • Total area: 1,280,000 km2
  • Currency: Nuevo sol
  • Language (s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 199.4
  • GDP per capita ($): 6,544
  • GDP growth (%): 6.3
  • Inflation (%): 3.7
  • Unemployment (%): 6.8

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Peru$536.3$331.4
Canada’s merchandise imports from Peru$3,683.5$2,132.8
Canadian investment in Peru$6,908$2,155
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