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The Report: Peru 2018

  • Country Profile
  • 220 Pages
  • September 2018
  • Region: Peru
  • Oxford Business Group
  • ID: 4702505

Peru in brief

With average annual growth of 5.9% over the past decade, Peru’s economy has consistently outperformed most of its neighbours in the region. Politically, the country is emerging from a period of instability and security concerns to rank among the top investment destinations in the developing world. Indeed, after a political transition that threatened business confidence and investment projects in the country, local and international economic agencies have regained optimistic outlooks. As one of South America’s top performers due to its structural reforms and fiscal discipline, Peru is seeing an economic rebound thanks to rising commodity prices and an export-oriented mining sector.

Country Profile

  • A synopsis of the nation’s rich history and culture
  • Ongoing political reforms aimed at tackling corruption
  • Attracting investment with a strengthened judiciary
  • Economic growth bolstered by an administrative change

Table of Contents

  • Peru in brief
  • Vast and varied: An introduction to Peru’s history and culture
  • Viewpoint: President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo
  • Watershed moment: The government aims to strengthen democratic institutions to attract investment and promote economic growth
  • Viewpoint: Sebastián Piñera Echenique, President of Chile
  • Interview: Juan Manuel Santos, Former President of Colombia; and Former President Pro Tempore Pacific Alliance
  • Global village: Medium-term prospects suggest globalisation is set to continue
  • Viewpoint: Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade
  • Prime investments: Accelerating growth forecasts supported by a smooth political transition and increased public spending
  • Viewpoint: Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Bank of Development
  • Mind the gap: Public-private partnerships are increasingly prioritised to foster improvements to infrastructure
  • Interview: Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión
  • Interview: Roque Benavides, President, National Convention of Private Business Institutions
  • Facilitating operations: Measures to simplify tax and investment procedures, as well as incentivise business formalisation
  • Business Barometer: Peru CEO Survey
  • Tax liabilities: Impacts of the trend towards lower corporate tax rates on developed and developing economies
  • Back on track: Monetary policy and renewed infrastructure spending help to bolster the performance of banks
  • If you build it: Credit activity in the construction sector begins to rebound
  • Interview: Julio Velarde Flores, President, Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Interview: Eduardo Torres-Llosa, General Manager, BBVA Continental
  • Opening channels: Technological developments enable more Peruvians to join the formal financial sector
  • Interview: Wilber Dongo, Central Business Director, Caja Arequipa
  • Fintech revolution: Tech solutions are driving the evolution of the sector landscape
  • To the next level: The mid-term future of the bourse looks bright on the back of healthy metals prices and regional integration plans
  • Financing sustainability: Bond issuances for green projects gain momentum
  • Interview: Marco Antonio Zaldívar, Chairman, Lima Stock Exchange
  • Interview: Jorge Ramos, General Manager, BBVA Continental Bolsa; and President, Association of Peruvian Brokerage Houses
  • Promoting alternatives: A low penetration rate and new offerings present growth opportunities
  • Reassuring trend: New reinsurance programmes are bolstering coverage against natural disasters in emerging markets
  • On the up: Exploration and production works increase with rising commodities prices
  • Ready to launch: Industry players seek simplified procedures to support the large project pipeline
  • Interview: Luis Marchese, President, National Society of Mining, Petroleum, and Energy; and Country Manager, Anglo-American
  • Interview: Mariela García, CEO, Ferreycorp Many irons in the fire: Two major iron projects are underway in the Arequipa region
  • Gaining ground: With high levels of production, the country seeks to expand infrastructure and grid capacity
  • Positive steps: Peru looks to grow its hydrocarbons investment portfolio
  • Interview: Rik de Buyserie, CEO and Country Manager, Engie Peru
  • Rebuilding for the future: Reconstruction of public infrastructure is bringing about positive expectations and results for the sector
  • Driving growth: Increased infrastructure investments boost materials sales
  • Interview: Gonzalo Sarmiento Giove, CEO, Inversiones Centenario
  • Sustainable urbanisation: As urban populations undergo rapid growth around the globe, planners are striving to create efficient spaces
  • Interview: Carlos Neuhaus Tudela, President, XVIII Pan American Games and VI Parapan American Games of 2019
  • New forms: Working to reduce housing debt through subsidised programmes and diversification of credit access
  • Production pick-up: Reconstruction efforts following El Niño Costero expected to stimulate manufacturing segment
  • Interview: Rafael Álvarez, CEO, Backus Shipping power: Growth in manufactured exports led by chemicals subsector
  • Interview: Mario Campodónico, CEO, Supermarket Division, Cencosud Perú
  • Into high gear: Economies around the world are preparing for the opportunities and challenges brought about by the next industrial revolution
  • Sizing up: Potential for further industry growth lies in store expansions, a larger formal market and the adoption of e-commerce
  • Getting connected: Improving transport infrastructure remains a key priority
  • Interview: Javier Lancha de Micheo, CEO, APM Terminals Callao
  • Right on track: New rail systems to facilitate market access and boost growth
  • Skybound: Rapid expansion of the global industry propels investment efforts
  • Output growth: Productivity is on the rise, but disparities persist between different regions
  • Continuous improvement: Multiple investments and innovation programmes are underway to boost production
  • Interview: Adriana Giudice, General Manager, Austral Group
  • Interview: Jorge Arangurí, Executive Director, Danper
  • Less is more: A drive to promote sustainable operations and curb overfishing is coupled with increased investment in aquaculture
  • Seeking sustainability: Digital and precision farming practices are poised to bolster global agriculture resiliency
  • Charting new territory: The government balances the fast-growing sector with the need to protect and conserve sites
  • Interview: Virgilio Martínez, Head Chef and Owner, Central
  • Interview: Jorge Melero, CEO, Hoteles Libertador
  • New horizons: Continued efforts to pursue the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions segment pay off
  • Meeting expectations: Security and engagement key to further growth in the global meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions industry
  • User-friendly: Consumers to benefit from the push for greater market competition
  • Broad plans: State initiatives to assist the shift towards digitalisation
  • Interview: Rafael Muente Schwarz, President, OSIPTEL
  • A fund venture: State-led programmes to stimulate investment in start-ups
  • Building blocks: Blockchain technology is finding uses that could revolutionise global trade and provide opportunities for the developing world
  • Progress made: Increased government investment and a dynamic private sector underpin improved outcomes
  • Interview: Jorge Yzusqui, General Manager, Innova Schools
  • On the job: Development and promotion of technical and vocational training key to improving employment rates
  • Doctor’s orders: The sector benefits from rising public investment and an innovative approach to treatment
  • Interview: Juan Carlos Salem Suito, General Manager, SANNA
  • Promoting pharmaceuticals: Demand for local and imported pharmaceutical products is rising
  • EY Perú
  • Duties explained: Tax framework moves towards international standards
  • Tackling informality: Upcoming reforms are expected to increase formalisation
  • Interview: Humberto Astete Miranda, Tax Partner, EY Perú
  • Surfs up: With 3080 km of coastline and a major international contest in the works, the future looks bright for the sport
  • Where to stay: Hotels in cities across the country
  • Listings: Directory of state organisations
  • Facts for visitors: Everything you need to know before visiting Peru



Companies Mentioned

  • AngloAmerican
  • APM Terminals Callao
  • Association of Peruvian Brokerage Houses
  • Austral Group
  • Backus Shipping
  • BBVA Continental Bolsa
  • Caja Arequipa
  • Cencosud Perú
  • Central
  • Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Danper
  • Engie Peru
  • EY Perú
  • Hoteles Libertador
  • Innova Schools
  • Inversiones Centenario
  • Lima Stock Exchange
  • National Convention of Private Business Institutions
  • National Society of Mining
  • ProInversión
  • Pan American Games