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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
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 $796,941,888 $3,028,489,743
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Peru
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $10,119,415 $22,722,334
02 Veg. Prod. $443,125,102 $226,931,054
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $589,036 $59,747,663
04 Food Prod. $4,119,024 $50,297,263
05 Mineral Prod. $3,141,770 $468,111,724
06 Chemical Prod. $30,157,878 $14,302,806
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,570,223 $1,893,893
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $69,669 $131,545
09 Wood Prod. $112,991 $863,133
10 Paper Prod. $40,629,504 $68,321
11 Textiles Prod. $3,766,502 $39,310,850
12 Dress Access. $151,036 $1,037,165
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $873,545 $782,869
14 Precious Metals/stones $10,382 $2,058,747,472
15 Base Metal Prod. $19,867,902 $68,446,936
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $165,972,607 $12,253,177
17 Vehicles and Equip. $15,173,387 $806,297
18 Specialized Inst. $17,655,890 $686,441
19 Arms & Ammunition $284 $
20 Misc. Articles $22,198,374 $475,868
21 Antiques $9,150 $81,560

Capital: Lima
Population (million): 30.946
Total Area: 1,285,216km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.53 Nuevo sol (PEN)(2014)
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: Ana Jara
External Relations: Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel
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:
Last: first round in April 2011, second round (presidential) in June 2011


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Peru Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 208.47 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 6736.66 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.78 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.81 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.52 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $796,941,888
Canadian imports from country: $3,028,489,743
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Peru: $8120 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador José Antonio BELLINA Acevedo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patricia Fortier


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-01