Factsheet : Peru

Official Title:
Republic of Peru


General Information

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 31.911
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.46 Nuevo sol (PEN)(2015- 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:
Gana Perú, Fuerza Popular, Perú Posible, Alianza para el Gran Cambio, Solidaridad Nacional, APRA, Alianza Parlamentaria

Elections:
Presidential: Last in June 2011, next in April 2016.


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 245.69 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 7699.25 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.26 1.18
Inflation: (%) 3.53 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $858,275,222
Canadian imports from country: $3,260,135,881
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Peru: $9947 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Marcela López Bravo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Gwyneth Kutz


August 2016
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
2011 $516,424,293 $4,402,677,457
2012 $536,427,031 $3,683,886,831
2013 $606,091,239 $3,075,770,867
2014 $796,117,002 $3,028,470,284
2015 $858,275,222 $3,260,135,881
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Peru
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,885,551 $26,801,602
02 Veg. Prod. $503,425,622 $277,123,813
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $196,546 $49,047,124
04 Food Prod. $4,120,237 $48,106,536
05 Mineral Prod. $19,579,521 $427,109,914
06 Chemical Prod. $41,012,975 $9,136,427
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $13,627,449 $2,147,022
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $85,596 $138,995
09 Wood Prod. $856,469 $588,917
10 Paper Prod. $26,861,184 $67,203
11 Textiles Prod. $6,331,908 $48,299,339
12 Dress Access. $192,160 $1,717,793
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $983,419 $739,635
14 Precious Metals/stones $205,477 $2,282,274,995
15 Base Metal Prod. $17,693,623 $74,859,820
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $129,070,100 $10,678,497
17 Vehicles and Equip. $45,319,858 $100,705
18 Specialized Inst. $20,902,288 $342,781
19 Arms & Ammunition $157,489 $
20 Misc. Articles $13,519,124 $406,710
21 Antiques $16,360 $89,785