Peru is a middle-income country with a growing economy. It was ranked 80th out of 187 on the 2011 UNDP Human Development Index and 15th out of 79 on the 2012 Global Hunger Index. The country experienced an average GDP growth rate of 6.5 percent between 2002 and 2011, increasing per capita income by more than 50 percent during this period (World Bank 2012).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2007200820092010
Rice Production
FAO 2013
2,256,000 MT2,775,800 MT2,991,160 MT2,831,370 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
181,552 MT206,936 MT226,265 MT219,454 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
1,368,240 MT1,480,900 MT1,559,750 MT1,541,200 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
2,683 MT3,378 MT3,409 MT2,534 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2006200720082009
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
132.00 MT148.00 MT17,536 MT47,908 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
50.00 MT59.00 MT15,586 MT120.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
6,294 MT7,506 MT7,212 MT8,100 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
2.00 MT78.00 MT22.00 MT33.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2005200620072008
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
125,235 MT44,205 MT79,996 MT146,498 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
1,463,620 MT1,472,660 MT1,530,830 MT1,492,460 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
1,314,257 MT1,498,036 MT1,570,865 MT1,403,082 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
24,169 MT36,984 MT48,962 MT105,387 MT