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  • Imports from Peru A$209 million
  • Exports to Peru A$141 million
  • Capital Lima
  • Official Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
  • Area 1,285,000 sq km
  • Population 30.9 million


UECA Mission to Latin America 2015
27 Aug 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
Argentina, Peru and Mexico  ,
EDUEXPOS Latin America 2015 – second semester
1 Sep 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
Ecuador, Peru and Chile  ,
Perumin - Extemin 2015
21 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
Arequipa , Peru

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Latest news

Media releases
TPP talks make significant progress (Ministerial)
1 Aug 2015
Significant gains have been made this week in negotiations for the world’s biggest regional trade deal, and a conclusion definitely remains within reach, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew R ...
Media releases
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - a platform for growth (Ministerial)
26 Jul 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will participate in ministerial talks in Hawaii from 28-31 July with the aim of concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
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Strong prospects for Australian companies in Latin American oil and gas sector
10 Apr 2015
Latin America’s oil and gas sector holds a wealth of opportunities for Australian companies, with the region set to be one of the fastest-growing areas for oil and gas production over the next decade ...
Media releases
Australia supports APEC scholarships portal (Ministerial)
24 Feb 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne have welcomed the launch of a new APEC scholarships and internships online portal.
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Focus on mine health and safety opens up METS opportunities in Peru
9 Feb 2015
Australian mining equipment, technology and services are in demand in Peru as the country looks to address mine safety concerns.

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.

More information on doing business in Peru

Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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

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