In general, Peru exports raw materials and imports capital goods and manufactures. The US is Peru's largest trading partner, and exports include mineral fuel oil, refined silvery and jewelry, lead ore and concentrated coffee. Main imports from the US include cereals, refined oil, machinery parts, chemicals and electrical machinery.
Peru's major export commodities are gold (17%), copper and its ores (15%), animal feed (13%), and zinc (8.3%). Other exports include refined petroleum products (4.0%), coffee (3.3%), refined silver (2.6%), and lead (2.4%).
In 2000 Peru's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
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