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  1. Important Facts General Facts Recently signed free-trade agreements with the US, China, Canada and Singapore Strategically positioned along the Pacific Coast, providing convenient access to the world’s economies. Peru is ranked investment grade by S&P, Fitch and Moody’s Within Latin America, Peru is the largest producer of gold, silver, zinc, lead; and the 2nd largest producer of copper.

  2. Population Size and Density Demographic Information Peru is the world’s 41th largest country in terms of population – 29 million 4 cities with populations over 500,000 Lima isthe 3rd largestcity in South America – 8 million 71% of the population resides in urban areas 65.2% of the population is between the ages of 15-64 Most of Peru's population (about 40% percent) lives in the Costa (coastal area), while 36% live in the Sierra and only 12% in the Amazon rainforest SOURCE: ProExport Colombia

  3. GDP Growth 2000-2010 Economic Indicators Peru’s GDP has grown at a faster rate than all other Latin American Countries SOURCE: IMF for historical, EIU for projected, 2010 Note: 2009 figures are estimated

  4. Peru and World GDP Growth (%) 2002-2010 Economic Indicators Peru’s economic growth stands out compared to the rest of the world SOURCE: DANE (National Accounts), DNP, EIU (Market Indicators & Forecasts)

  5. GDP per Capita 2000-2010 Economic Indicators Peru’s per Capita income is growing faster than many other Latin American countries SOURCE: IMF; EIU, 2010

  6. Inflation 1981-2008 Economic Indicators Peru’s inflation rates have remained markedly stable SOURCE: World Bank, 2010

  7. Foreign Direct Investment by Sector (%) 2008 Economic Indicators Peru offers many investment opportunities SOURCE: ProInversion Peru

  8. Tourism 2000 - 2009 Million Visitors Tourism Tourism in Peru has doubled in the last 8 years 2008-2009 Variation: 13% SOURCE: ProInversion Peru

  9. Homicides per 100,000 Inhabitants 2008 Safety & Security Peru is safer than many of the popular investment markets today SOURCE: Bogotá Camber of Commerce, based on information issued by AméricaEconomíaIntellenge and the Bogotá Metropolitan Police; FBI

  10. Favorable Legal Framework Foreign Investment Business Environment and Operational Risk Non discriminatory treatment. Peru offers to foreign investor the same treatment as local investors; Unrestrictive access to most economic sectors; Free transfer of capital; Free competition; Guarantee for Private Property; Freedom to purchase stocks from locals; Freedom to access internal and external credit; Freedom to pay royalties; Network of investments agreements and member of ICSID and MIGA; Peru is adherent of the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises;

  11. Concluding Remarks Peru Business Environment and Operational Risk Peru has achieved a solid structural growth, based on an increase in the investment rate and higher productivity levels Peru is aggressively negotiating trade and investment agreements expanding its markets and becoming more attractive to investors. Based on a variety of indicators, Peru has achieved solid structural growth