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Peru
  • Imports from Peru A$137 million
  • Exports to Peru A$78 million
  • Capital Lima
  • Official Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Area 1,285,000 sq km
  • Population 30.9 million

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Lima prepares to host 2019 Pan Am Games
18 Aug 2014
Peru’s capital city, Lima, will host the 2019 Pan American Games and is seeking architects, designers, construction companies, event planners and producers and others to help prepare for the major spo ...
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APEC Forum confirms economic gain by increasing women’s participation (Ministerial)
27 May 2014
The 2014 APEC Women and the Economy Forum (WEF) has strongly reaffirmed the importance of unlocking the immense economic opportunities that come from increasing women’s participation in the regional e ...
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Information session on investment opportunities in Peru
3 Mar 2014
Austrade is encouraging Australian transport, energy and sanitation firms interested in international expansion to attend a special event promoting investment opportunities in Peru.

Doing Business

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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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Peru’s GDP has expanded at an average rate of 6.5 per cent over the last four years.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    Peru is a republic headed by a president directly elected for a five-year term.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Australian investment is the most important feature in Australia's commercial ties with Peru.
    » read more at DFAT

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