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 Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
2,624,458 MT3,043,330 MT3,046,773 MT2,874,654 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
214,140 MT226,218 MT230,105 MT218,904 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
1,515,774 MT1,673,874 MT1,672,144 MT1,528,443 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
2,994 MT2,251 MT2,713 MT2,114 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
2,016 MT636.00 MT18,361 MT29,869 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
107.00 MT108.00 MT120.00 MT95.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
9,189 MT7,466 MT8,658 MT8,706 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
120.00 MT79.00 MT86.00 MT5.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
94,665 MT205,352 MT253,136 MT175,756 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
107.00 MT108.00 MT120.00 MT95.00 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
1,917,973 MT1,907,853 MT1,847,209 MT2,020,981 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
100,413 MT79,317 MT92,628 MT162,421 MT