Currently Peru, as well as all Latin America countries, is
going through a period of economic downturn, with more moderate
growth rates than in other regions, which could indicate that it is
not a suitable period to enter the Peruvian market.
However, there are factors that indicate just the opposite: in
2014 the Peruvian GDP grew at a rate of 2.35%, the second highest
growth in Latin America and it is expected that in 2015 may come to
lead this growth.
The country boasts of innumerable natural resources, a
remarkable opening to the outside, a major economic and political
stability and an emerging middle class.
However, as throughout Latin America, the infrastructure
deficiency is one major problem to overcome for the expansion of
the economy and to consolidate the foundations for a sustained
growth to solidify. It is this challenge that arises
There are obvious problems: Lima concentrates almost all
economic activity of the country (more than 50% of Peru's GDP is
generated in the region of Lima) and logistics costs inland and on
the coast are extremely high, mainly due to poor
In addition, the freight costs for intra-regional destinations
are high, due to low efficiency and quality of transport and
lengthy customs procedures in relation to Western countries.
The major export sectors in Peru are: mining, fisheries and
agriculture. However, in recent years and due to the global
economic crisis, exports have been undergoing a continuous
Peru is betting heavily on investment in infrastructure, with
a planned investment by 2016 of 13,000 million euros, including the
construction and renovation of the entire transport network: roads,
ports, railways, subways and airports.
On the other hand, Peru enjoys superb location in the center
of the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico)
and as a means of natural output of interior goods production from
Brazil to Asia.
In addition to all this, has a port with the 3rd
largest traffic of containers of all of South America: the
port of Callao moves 1,856,020 annual TEU.
For example, in the fruit and vegetable sector there are great
opportunities, for the production of fruits and vegetables is
offset from all other producing countries. So for the past five
years tripled exports of fresh fruits and vegetables such as:
mango, avocado, grapes and fresh asparagus.
In the current context of poor connections and hight logistic
costs if one is to survive in Peru, it is essential the election of
a suitable logistics operator that fulfills a triple objective:
reduce costs, minimize transport time and coordinate all logistics
processes (one stop shop) .