Population 29.85 million (July 2013). Labour force of 16.20 million.
Main export commodities: Copper, gold, zinc, tin, iron ore, molybdenum, crude petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, coffee, potatoes, asparagus and other vegetables, fruit, apparel and textiles, fishmeal.
Main import commodities: Petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, plastics, machinery, vehicles, telephones and telecommunication equipment, iron and steel, wheat, corn, soybean products, paper, cotton, vaccines and medicines.
Economy: Peru’s economy is varied as the countries geography – a dry coastal region, the Andes further inland and tropical lands bordering Colombia and Brazil. Richly supplied mineral resources are found in the mountain areas of Peru and the coastal waters provide excellent fishing grounds.
Peru’s main port: Callao
Peru’s main airport: Lima