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: $2,458,240,592
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Peru: $12,663 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Marcela López Bravo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Gwyneth Kutz


May 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 $2,458,240,592
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Peru
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $7,749,796 $23,994,657
02 Veg. Prod. $375,237,650 $279,956,916
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $582,674 $73,927,357
04 Food Prod. $5,821,123 $61,554,147
05 Mineral Prod. $58,760,125 $503,706,888
06 Chemical Prod. $29,670,535 $7,697,776
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $10,017,335 $2,294,897
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 $44,831,631
12 Dress Access. $32,568 $791,613
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $990,537 $542,091
14 Precious Metals/stones $65,876 $1,410,840,155
15 Base Metal Prod. $23,973,806 $38,726,893
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $103,792,446 $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 $1,252,906
21 Antiques $49,184 $95,820