Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.



Peru, in western South America, extends along the Pacific Ocean. Colombia and Ecuador are to the north, Brazil and Bolivia to the east, and Chile to the south.

Peru’s natural resources include copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower and natural gas(2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 56.3%, industry 37.5% and agriculture 6.2% (2013) (1).

Peru’s agriculture products include asparagus, coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains, grapes, oranges, pineapples, guavas, bananas, apples, lemons, pears, coca, tomatoes, mango, barley, medicinal plants, palm oil, marigold, onion, wheat, dry beans, poultry, beef, dairy products, fish and guinea pigs (1). Its industries include mining and refining of minerals; steel, metal fabrication; petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas; fishing and fish processing, textiles, clothing and food (1).

Peru’s top exports commodities include copper, gold, zinc, tin, iron ore, molybdenum, crude petroleum, petroleum products, natural gas, coffee, potatoes, asparagus and other vegetables, fruit, apparel and textiles and fish meal (2). Its top imports commodities include petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, plastics, machinery, vehicles, color TV sets, power shovels, front-end loaders, telephones and telecommunication equipment, iron and steel, wheat, corn, soybean products, paper, cotton, vaccines and medicines (2).

Peru’s mains ports and terminals are Callao, Chimbote, Ilo, Matarani, Paita, Puerto Maldonado, Salaverry, San Martin, Talara, Iquitos, Pucallpa and Yurimaguas (2).

Trade Statistics
Peru was the United States' 36th largest goods trading partner with $18.2 billion in total goods trade during 2013 (3). In 2013, Peru was the United States' 32nd largest goods export market and 40th largest supplier of goods imports (4). In 2012, United-States was Peru’s main import partner and 2nd main export (1). Florida’s top exports to Peru: Automatic Data Process Machines, Electric Apparatus for Line Telephony, Printing Machinery, Office Machines, Turbojets, Civilian Aircraft, Engines, And Parts, Mineral and Chemical Fertilizers. Florida’s top imports from Peru: Gold, Vegetables Fresh or Chilled, T-Shirts, Sweaters, Pullovers, Fish Meat Fresh, Chill Oil (4).
The United States and Peru signed the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) on April 12, 2006. It entered into force on February 1, 2009. The Agreement will result in significant liberalization of trade in goods and services between the United States and Peru (3).

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods import from Peru in 2013: $8.1 billion – (a 26.6% decrease ($1.7 billion) from 2012) (3)
  • United States’ goods exports to Peru in 2013: $10.1 billion - (up 7.6% ($711 million) from 2012) (3)
  • Florida’s merchandise exports to Peru in 2013: 2,832.5Millions of US Dollars (4)
  • Florida’s merchandise imports from Peru in 2013: 2,594.9Millions of US Dollars (4)
  • Total Merchandise Trade between Florida and Peru in 2013:  5,427.3 Millions of US Dollars (4)
  • Imports from Peru to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $0(5)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Peru in 2010: $46,147,584 (5)

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html
  2. http://www.infoplease.com/country/peru.html?pageno=7
  3. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas/peru
  4. http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/profile-fl-top-trade-partners-peru.pdf
  5. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/PER/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php