Peru - Foreign trade

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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:


Consumer goods 12.4%
Food 8.6%
Fuels 15.5%
Industrial supplies 30.8%
Machinery 23.0%
Transportation 9.5%
Other 0.2%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:


United States 1,920 1,737 183
United Kingdom 579 94 485
Switzerland 550 64 486
China (inc. Hong Kong) 464 289 175
Japan 325 486 -161
Chile 263 395 -132
Brazil 221 378 -157
Germany 216 217 -1
Spain 187 177 10
Mexico 151 238 -87
Colombia 144 400 -256
Venezuela 111 622 -511
Also read article about Peru from Wikipedia

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Jun 6, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
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Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:17 pm
this article helped me i a report on peru. Since i am in 6th grade i have done three reports and this has been one site i have first gone to. it has been helpful to me has it been helpful to you? did you know that perus main sports are soccer and volleyball. The main religion is Roman cathloc.

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