Factsheet : Peru

Official Title:
Republic of Peru


General Information

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 31.424
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.53 Nuevo sol (PEN)(2014- 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 Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)

Head of Government:
President Ollanta Humala (Gana Perú)

Ministers:
Prime Minister: Pedro Cateriano
Foreign Affairs: Ana María Sánchez
Energy and Mines: Rosa María Ortiz

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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 223.81 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 7122.19 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.35 2.44
Inflation: (%) 3.25 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6 6.92

Product Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $796,117,002
Canadian imports from country: $3,028,470,310
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Peru: $10235 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Marcela López Bravo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Gwyneth Kutz


January 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
2010 $476,446,333 $3,619,097,966
2011 $516,424,293 $4,402,677,457
2012 $536,427,031 $3,683,886,831
2013 $606,091,239 $3,075,770,519
2014 $796,117,002 $3,028,470,310
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Peru
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $10,174,931 $22,722,334
02 Veg. Prod. $442,176,226 $226,845,379
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $589,036 $59,747,908
04 Food Prod. $4,119,024 $50,298,717
05 Mineral Prod. $3,141,770 $468,199,917
06 Chemical Prod. $30,157,878 $14,302,806
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,570,227 $1,894,551
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $70,454 $131,663
09 Wood Prod. $112,991 $863,133
10 Paper Prod. $40,629,565 $68,321
11 Textiles Prod. $3,770,986 $39,287,158
12 Dress Access. $151,036 $1,037,173
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $873,551 $782,869
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,382 $2,058,749,431
15 Base Metal Prod. $19,867,908 $68,456,926
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $166,033,249 $12,253,219
17 Vehicles and Equip. $15,174,513 $806,297
18 Specialized Inst. $17,657,246 $686,441
19 Arms & Ammunition $284 $
20 Misc. Articles $22,198,378 $476,049
21 Antiques $9,150 $81,560