Peru is one of the most important countries in Latin America. Its diverse characteristics include a variety of climates, a vast territorial expanse, significant natural resources, people with great skills and high academic standards, and a solid economic and industrial background. Today, Peru is considered one of the world’s leading emerging markets, with a solid recent history of economic stability based on an uninterrupted average annual growth over the past 16 years of 5.1% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Likewise, it is notable for its people, who are characterized by their productivity and entrepreneurship. These factors make Peru an excellent destination for foreign investment.
Head of State: President H.E. Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (since July 2016)
National Day: 28th July
Population: 31.5 million (2016)
Religion: Principal Roman Catholic
Official Language: Spanish
Size: 1,285,216 sq.km.
Capital City: Lima
Location: Peru is located on the west central coast of South America, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Chile to the south, Bolivia and Brazil to the east, Colombia and Ecuador to the north
Currency: Sol (PEN)
GDP (current prices): US$ 195 billion (2016)
GDP per capita PPP: US$ 13,019 (2016)
Real GDP Growth: 3.9% (2016)
Export Partners: Germany, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, South Korea, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, United States and Venezuela
Principal Exports: Gold, copper, silver, zinc, lead, crude oil and by-products, coffee, potatoes, asparagus, paprika, organic bananas, quinoa, artichoke, berries, mango, cacao, textiles, fishmeal and urea.
Import Partners: Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Ecuador, United States and Mexico
Principal Imports: Petroleum and by-products, plastics, machinery, vehicles, iron, steel, wheat and paper
For more information: https://peru.info/en-us/
8th September 2017