Peru: Economy

Economic Trivia

Peru's strong economic growth and performance caused its poverty rate to drop by 23% since 2002.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): China, United States, and Brazil
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Ores, Precious Stones & Metals, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Mining and Refining of Minerals; Steel; Metal Fabrication; Petroleum Extraction and Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $371,334,941,443 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.35% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,989 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 46/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.226% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $56,661,391,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.9% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 12.465% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 14.85% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($8,030,967,037) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 16,973,529 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 25.8% (2011)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 22.9% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 75.9% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 4.2% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $48,464,034,055 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $45,378,929,030 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 40.313% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $7,884,539,124 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,394,677,749 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Peru’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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