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Peru

Official Title:
Republic of Peru


General Information

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.
5-year trade
Canada - Peru
Year Exports Imports
2009 $426,961,205 $2,876,460,471
2010 $476,446,333 $3,619,097,966
2011 $516,425,420 $4,402,676,766
2012 $536,328,831 $3,683,504,134
2013 $608,249,733 $3,074,753,522
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Peru
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,931,511 $14,627,618
02 Veg. Prod. $287,875,390 $159,101,240
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $157,995 $59,400,470
04 Food Prod. $2,876,578 $28,910,880
05 Mineral Prod. $28,758,211 $537,136,153
06 Chemical Prod. $18,993,691 $6,865,949
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $13,114,765 $2,192,129
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $44,240 $141,303
09 Wood Prod. $192,046 $1,261,800
10 Paper Prod. $28,622,039 $51,613
11 Textiles Prod. $3,694,176 $38,203,178
12 Dress Access. $243,202 $1,024,058
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,289,776 $939,794
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,086 $2,158,345,411
15 Base Metal Prod. $16,977,511 $55,611,341
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $127,310,371 $9,747,189
17 Vehicles and Equip. $39,061,655 $139,312
18 Specialized Inst. $14,771,501 $506,375
19 Arms & Ammunition $65,019 $301
20 Misc. Articles $16,665,280 $292,973
21 Antiques $17,800 $73,422

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 30.946
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.58 Nuevo sol (PEN)(2013)
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 Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)

Head of Government:
President Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)

Ministers:
PM: Cesar Villanueva Arevalo
External Relations: Eda Rivas
Energy and Mines: Jorge Merino Tafur

Main Political Parties:
Gana Perú, Fuerza Popular, Perú Posible, Alianza para el Gran Cambio, Solidaridad Nacional, APRA, Alianza Parlamentaria

Elections:
Last: first round in April 2011, second round (presidential) in June 2011


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 212.62 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 6870.63 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.02 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.81 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.52 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $608,249,733
Canadian imports from country: $3,074,753,522
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Peru: $6908 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador José Antonio BELLINA Acevedo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Fortier


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-01