Factsheet : Peru

Official Title:
Republic of Peru


General Information

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 31.48
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.51067 Nuevo sol (PEN) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: July 28 (1821 Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic (25 regions and 1 province)

Type of Government:
Unicameral 130-member Congress, President and Congress elected for 5-year term

Head of State:
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Peruanos por El Kambio)

Head of Government:
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Peruanos por El Kambio)

Ministers:
Prime Minister: Fernando Zavala Lombardi
Foreign Affairs: Ricardo Luna Mendoza
Energy and Mines: Gonzalo Tamayo

Main Political Parties:
Fuerza Popular (73), Frente Amplio: (20), Peruanos por el Kambio (18), Alianza para el Progreso, Acción Popular, Alianza Popular (APRA/PPC)

Elections:
Presidential: Last in June 2016, next in April 2021 (first round).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 258.61 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 8,214.65 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.9 1.43
Inflation: (%) 3.59 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 6.71 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $764,492,021
Canadian imports from country: $2,458,238,144
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Peru: $9,947 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Marcela López Bravo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Gwyneth Kutz


April 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Peru
Year Exports Imports
2012 $536,427,031 $3,683,886,831
2013 $606,091,239 $3,075,770,867
2014 $796,123,332 $3,028,308,391
2015 $858,286,705 $3,260,125,347
2016 $764,492,021 $2,458,238,144
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Peru
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,840,969 $23,994,657
02 Veg. Prod. $375,237,650 $279,844,558
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $582,674 $73,928,671
04 Food Prod. $5,821,123 $61,552,570
05 Mineral Prod. $58,760,125 $503,706,755
06 Chemical Prod. $29,670,535 $7,697,776
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $10,017,270 $2,294,771
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $31,572 $118,869
09 Wood Prod. $179,195 $683,133
10 Paper Prod. $40,804,704 $48,962
11 Textiles Prod. $4,438,651 $44,829,148
12 Dress Access. $32,568 $790,767
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $990,537 $542,226
14 Precious Metals/stones $65,876 $1,410,839,143
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,973,806 $38,723,460
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $103,785,867 $6,419,738
17 Vehicles and Equip. $77,978,739 $243,098
18 Specialized Inst. $15,086,104 $328,527
19 Arms & Ammunition $780,612 $835
20 Misc. Articles $5,157,368 $1,252,761
21 Antiques $49,184 $95,820