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  • Key EDC Market
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Country At A Glance

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Country Facts

Nominal GDP192.14 Billion USD
Population31.15 Million
Total Trade/GDP44.68%
CurrencyPeruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Merchandise Imports from Canada858.28 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment9,947 Million CAD
Main importsIntermediate, Capital & Consumer Goods

EDC in Peru

Canadian companies assisted174
International buyers insured236
Business volume774.79 Million CAD

Business Environment

Consistent and credible macro-economic policy, political stability, and an investor- friendly climate have laid the foundation for sustained economic growth in Peru. The country offers business opportunities in many sectors as Peru requires significant investments in infrastructure and technology to maintain growth and improve social welfare. The Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has further strengthened a well-established and growing trade and investment relationship that in recent years, has seen Canada become one of the top foreign direct investors in the country in the mining sector.

Key Industries

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Mining & Metals
  • Oil & Gas
  • Power

How we can support your business

Through our representation in Lima, Peru, we provide on-the-ground support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Peru. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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