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About Peru

Peru is a country in South America in the Amazon rainforest region. This Spanish country is famous for the ancient Inca Empire.

The country has an upper-middle economy with mining, manufacturing, agriculture, and fishing being the top industries. However, the services industry also plays an important role.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouth America
Capital CityLima
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish, Quechua, Aymara,
CurrencyPeruvian sol, PEN
Phone Code +51
Important CitiesArequipa, Trujillo, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Piura, Cusco, Chimbote, Huancayo, Tacna
National DayFiestas Patrias (28th Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 264.636 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking76
Primary IndustriesMining and refining of minerals, steel, metal fabrication, petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas, fishing and fish processing, textiles, clothing, food processing
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsEcuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile
Member ofAmazon Cooperation Treaty Organization(ACTO), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), Lima Group(GL), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Gems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fruits and Nuts, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Spices, Fashion and Apparel, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Wood and Pulp, Toys and Games, Retail & Fmcg Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Glass and glassware, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles
Total Exports ValueUSD 58.172 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 60.246 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 2.074 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral trade
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts, Vegetables and Related Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Live Animals and Animal Products, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Ceramic Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Fashion and Apparel, Other Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 2,250.75 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 865.79 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 863.79 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for PeruEmbassy of India
H.E. Vishvas Vidu Sapkal
Honourable Ambassador
Av. Salaverry 3006, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru
0051 1 261 6006, 460 2289, 461 0371

Honorary Consulate of India in Santa Cruz
Honorary Consul
Av. Banzer km. 3.5 entre 4to y 5to anillo,, edificio Tata Motors. Santa Cruz, BOLIVIA

Embassy Details of Peru in IndiaPeru
Embassy of the Republic of Peru
H.E. Mr. Javier Manuel Paulinich Velarde
D-2/5Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-46163333, 46163308 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. Ardeshir B.K. Dubash
Honorary Consul
6, K. Dubash Marg, Mumbai
+91-22-22871089 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Gopal Prasad Poddar
Honorary Consul
The Legacy, 2nd floor, 25-A, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata - 700 017
+91-33-22839100 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru in Bangaluru
H.E. Mr. Vikram Vishwanath
Honorary Consul
No. 752, 3rd Block, 8th Main Koramangala, Bengaluru - 560034
080-25502929/25522212 (O)