Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign investment in Peru has grown exponentially since the defeat of the Shining Path guerrilla insurgency. In 1992, net investment cash flows to Peru were negative. By 2012, that number had grown to almost $12 billion. Leading industries are mining, communications and finance. The leading sources of foreign investment are Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

FDI in Peru

Figures are in millions of US dollars. From net outflows of $7 million and $79 million in 1991 and 1992, Peru grew to attract $11.9 billion in 2012.

FDI by sector

Leading industries that make up “Other” category include transportation, construction, fishing, tourism, agriculture and real estate.

FDI by source country

Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States make up over half of all foreign investment in Peru, and the 11 countries listed make up over 85% of all investment.

Sources: World Bank, INEI, ProInversion

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