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Peru's economy reflects its varied geography - an arid coastal region, the Andes further inland, and tropical lands bordering Colombia and Brazil. Abundant mineral resources are found in the mountainous areas, and Peru's coastal waters provide excellent fishing grounds. The Peruvian economy grew by more than 4% per year during the period 2002-06, with a stable exchange rate and low inflation. Growth jumped to 9% per year in 2007 and 2008, driven by higher world prices for minerals and metals and the government's aggressive trade liberalization strategies, but then fell to 1% in 2009 in the face of the world reces...  More..

Economy of Peru
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency Nuevo Sol
Fiscal Year 01 January - 31 December
GDP (PPP) $253 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $8,600 (2009 est.)
Exports $23.07 billion (2009 est.)
Imports $20.3 billion (2009 est.)
Main Industries Mining and Refining Of Minerals; Steel, Metal Fabrication; Petroleum Extraction and Refining, Natural Gas; Fishing and Fish Processing, Textiles, Clothing, Food Processing
Exports - Commodities Copper, Gold, Zinc, Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Coffee, Potatoes, Asparagus, Textiles, Fishmeal
Imports - Commodities Petroleum and Petroleum Products, Plastics, Machinery, Vehicles, Iron and Steel, Wheat, Paper
Exports Partners US 20%, China 15.2%, Canada 8.3%, Japan 7%, Chile 5.8%, Brazil 4.2% (2008)
Imports Partners US 23.4%, China 10.5%, Brazil 8.7%, Ecuzador 6.4%, Chile 5%, Argentina 5%, Mexico 4.5% (2008)

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