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  • Imports from Peru A$130 million
  • Exports to Peru A$107 million
  • Capital Lima
  • Official Languages Spanish Quechua Aymara
  • Area 1,285,000 sq km
  • Population 30.5 million


Water and environmental solutions mission to Latin America
21 Apr 2014 - 29 Apr 2014
Chile, Peru and Mexico  ,
Expo Education Peru 2014
15 May 2014
Lima , Peru

(Last updated: 28 July 2012)

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The level of proficiency in English varies widely among Peruvian business executives - many understand and read more fluently than they are willing or able to speak, and therefore an interpreter may be useful.

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Country Profile

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    Peru has experienced impressive real economic growth over the past eight years. Opportunities for Australian exporters exist in mining, education and agribusiness.
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    Australia and Peru share significant interests and trade continues to grow steadily.
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    Peru has an active and dynamic political scene with fluctuating coalitions, no dominant individual parties and sharp social divisions.
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