Peru Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Peru 2017

While there are disagreements regarding the short-term economic forecast for industry, the consensus for 2018 is considerably more upbeat. By that time, reconstruction and other infrastructure projects should be well under way, delivering the positive shock that the domestic economy, and the sector, urgently requires. In addition, the retail sector in Peru has been the second-fastest-growing...

Over the last two decades Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Remarkably resilient to global headwinds, positive GDP growth has continued despite the end of the commodities boom. Yet the growth rate has slowed and the initial impetus of a first wave of structural reforms has faded. The question now is whether the current administration can address problems, implement further reforms and re-accelerate the economy.

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As the world’s third-largest producer of copper and zinc and with the sixth-largest gold reserves, for a country with a population of just 30m people, Peru has historically commanded a large presence in the global commodities market. This was especially true over the 10 years spanning 2002-12, when prices increased substantially during the...

 

Home to high-quality materials such as pima cotton, alpaca and vicuña wools, among others, Peru has long been a competitive producer of clothes for both local and international markets.

 

How can greenfield projects enhance steel and iron production and consumption in Peru?

 

How are consumer patterns evolving in light of social and economic development?

 

The retail sector in Peru has been the second-fastest-growing sector of the economy over the past decade, after construction, driven by rising consumer spending. Retail sales peaked at $64bn in 2013-14, before falling back to an average of $61bn in 2015-16, in line with the slightly cooler economy. Peru’s total private consumption has more...

Over the last two decades Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Remarkably resilient to global headwinds, positive GDP growth has continued despite the end of the commodities boom. Yet the growth rate has slowed and the initial impetus of a first wave of structural reforms has faded. The question now is whether the current administration can address problems, implement further reforms and re-accelerate the economy.