Fact Sheet: Peru - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population (millions): 31.4
  • Total area: 1,280,000 km2
  • Currency: Nuevo sol
  • Language (s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 224.2
  • GDP per capita ($): 7,135
  • GDP growth (%): 2.4
  • Inflation (%): 3.2
  • Unemployment (%): 6.0

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Peru$796.0
Canada’s merchandise imports from Peru$3,028.5
Canadian investment in Peru$8,120
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