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Canada-Peru fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Peru

General Information

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 33.83
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.53 Nuevo sol (PEN) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 28 (1821 Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, and other Indigenous languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary presidential republic

Type of Government:
The President is directly elected for a 5-year term. The unicameral Congress has 130 members elected by party-list proportional representation for a 5-year term. The highest judicial bodies are the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court. Peru has 25 administrative regions and one autonomous province (Lima, the capital).

Head of State:
President Pedro Castillo

Head of Government:
President Pedro Castillo

Ministers:
Prime Minister: Aníbal Torres
Foreign Affairs: César Landa
International Trade and Tourism: Roberto Sánchez
Energy and Mines: Alessandra Herrera

Main Political Parties:
Perú Libre (37), Fuerza Popular (24), Acción Popular (17), Alianza para el Progreso (15), Renovación Popular (13), Avanza País (7), Podemos Perú (5), Juntos por el Perú (5), Somos Perú (4), Partido Morado (3).

Elections:
Last: April 11, 2021. Next: April 2026.

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 284.56 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 8,411.77 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 13.3 4.56
Inflation: (%) 3.98 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 10.9 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $1,087,388,212
Canadian imports from country: $3,975,534,981
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $12,733 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Roberto Rodríguez

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ralph Jansen

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Peru
Year Exports Imports
2017 $711,216,808 $1,798,393,096
2018 $753,600,989 $1,423,303,116
2019 $768,453,131 $3,590,241,715
2020 $916,652,305 $3,664,519,575
2021 $1,087,388,212 $3,975,534,981
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Peru
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $12,975,593 $55,581,462
02 Veg. Prod. $627,356,677 $464,897,515
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15,909 $101,486,413
04 Food Prod. $10,066,883 $35,049,616
05 Mineral Prod. $209,520,914 $304,119,376
06 Chemical Prod. $38,982,664 $2,753,620
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,228,658 $5,983,255
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $95,396 $137,754
09 Wood Prod. $271,672 $637,451
10 Paper Prod. $21,470,934 $224,842
11 Textiles Prod. $1,007,607 $103,687,514
12 Dress Access. $52,578 $893,017
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,968,244 $256,053
14 Precious Metals/stones $109,760 $2,818,945,435
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,051,834 $71,960,201
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $108,047,150 $3,399,584
17 Vehicles and Equip. $9,078,047 $717,132
18 Specialized Inst. $19,794,044 $97,808
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $16,642
20 Misc. Articles $3,268,113 $4,372,563
21 Antiques $2,476 $83,665


May 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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