Peru's economy shrank 3.4 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, after expanding 1.8 percent in the previous period. It was the sharpest contraction since Q1 2001, amid the coronavirus crisis. Output shrank in trade (-6.2% vs 3.6% in Q4 2019); hotels & restaurants (-10.6% vs 5.3%); oil, gas and minerals extraction (-5.2% vs 2.1%); business services (-1.6% vs 3.3%); and utilities (-2.1% vs 2.4%). In addition, output contracted further in manufacturing (-10% vs -2.3%); and construction (-13.3% vs -4.6%). Also, growth slowed in agriculture, livestock & forestry (2.9% vs 5.3%); financial services (3.5% vs 5.2%); and public administration (2.7% vs 4%). On the expenditure side, private consumption shrank 1.7%, after growing 2.8% in the prior quarter; and fixed investment fell 10%, faster than a 0.5% contraction. Meanwhile, public spending rose 7.2%, after increasing 3.2%. On a quarterly basis, the GDP shrank 5%, after expanding 0.1% in the previous period.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Peru averaged 3.43 percent from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 21.05 percent in the fourth quarter of 1986 and a record low of -20.94 percent in the first quarter of 1989. This page provides - Peru GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Peru GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.
GDP Annual Growth Rate in Peru is expected to be -7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Peru to stand at 2.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Peru GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 3.70 percent in 2021 and 3.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.