With GDP of $189.1 billion in 2015, Peru’s economy is similar in size to the American states of Kentucky and Oklahoma, or the EU nations of Greece and the Czech Republic.
Peru has been one of Latin America’s best economic performers since hyperinflation and extreme poverty subsided in the 1990s. The country’s economy in 2013 was the seventh largest of Latin America and the 52nd largest in the world according to the World Bank.
Peru was one of few economies to weather the credit crisis of 2009 without falling into recession. Peru has completed 16 consecutive years of economic growth. Peru’s GDP per capita has more than tripled since 2000. However, Peru is still one of Latin America’s poorest countries.
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GDP grew 3.3% in 2015, but appears to have fallen in the chart above because the sol fell sharply against the dollar.
See Peru’s economic growth as a percentage compared to greater Latin America and the Caribbean.
See GDP per capita in US dollars for Peru vs. Latin America.
Source: World Bank