Peru is classified as upper middle income country by the World Bank and is the 39th largest in the world by total GDP. Peru is one of the world's fastest-growing economies with a 2012 GDP growth rate of 6.3%.
Capital City: Lima
Currency: Peruvian sol (PEN)
Official language: Spanish
Natural resources: copper, silver, gold, oil, wood, fishing, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, water power and natural gas.
Worldwide share in import(2015):
Top import Commodities: petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, plastics, machinery, vehicles, color TV sets, power shovels, front-end loaders, telephones and telecommunications equipment, iron and steel, wheat, corn, soybean products, paper, cotton, vaccines and medicines.
Top import Partners: United States (22.7%), China (22.1%), Brazil (6.9%), South Korea (6.6%), Germany (4.6%).
Top export Commodities: copper, gold, lead, zinc, tin, iron ore, molybdenum, silver, crude petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, coffee, asparagus, and other vegetables, fruit, apparel and textiles, fishmeal, fish, chemicals, fabricated metal products and machinery, alloys.
Top export Partners: China (19.5%), United States (15.1%), Switzerland (7.3%), Canada (6.7%), Brazil (5.6%), Japan (5.2%), Chile (4.7%).