International Trade in Peru

International Trade in Peru

Peru's economy is one of the most dynamic in Latin America, but it has experienced a significant slowdown in 2009 (0.9% of growth against 9.8% in 2008), due to the effect of the drop in global trade, the price fall in raw materials and the reduction of domestic demand.  Thanks to its solid... Read more

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Overview About International Trade in Peru

Main Industry Sectors

Agriculture contributes more than 7% to the country's GDP and employs nearly 10% of the population. The main agricultural products are cotton, sugarcane, coffee, wheat, rice, corn and barley.

The industry sector employs almost 42% of the population and generates more than one third of the GDP. Peru has a large mining industry, which was privatized in the1990s and attracts significant investments. Peru is the world's first producer of silver, the fifth largest producer of gold, the third producer of copper, and an important supplier of zinc and lead. The country also has large reserves of natural gas and oil, even though, Peru is a net energy importer.

The main manufacturing activities are textiles, consumer goods, food processing and fish products. Peru is the world's first exporter of fish meal and asparagus. 

The tertiary sector contributes about 56% to the GDP and employs a little less than half of the population. The tourism sector is very well developed.

 

Economic Overview

Peru's economy is one of the most dynamic in Latin America, but it has experienced a significant slowdown in 2009 (0.9% of growth against 9.8% in 2008), due to the effect of the drop in gl...

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