Peru Economy - Peru is a lower middle-income economy comes under Latin America and Caribbean region as to the classification made by the World Bank on the basis of income and region for the year 2006.
The country has a total surface area of 1.3 million square kilometers as in the year 2004, with a total forest area of 692.1 thousand square kilometers in 2000.
Peru Economy - Social Indicators
Peru's population has reached at 27.6 millions as in the year 2004, with an annual percentage growth rate of 1.5. The following diagram shows the annual percentage growth rate of population in the country over various years:
The life expectancy years in 2004 were 70.4 and Infant mortality rate per 1,000 life births was 24.2 in 2004. The adult literacy rate, that is the percentage of peoples in the age of 15 and above was 87.7.
Key Economic Indicators of Peru Economy
The Gross National Income of the country in terms of current US $ in 2004 has reached at 65.0 billions with a percapita GNI of 2,360.0 in current US $. The following diagram shows the annual percentage growth rate of Gross Domestic product over years.