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About 11 million Peruvians are at risk of falling into poverty this 2023

Poverty increased in Peru: it is expected to increase from 25.9% to 27.5% in 2022, i.e. 9.2 million. Added to this is an important factor that cannot be overlooked: Peruvian men and women who are not poor are at risk of being so.

Statistics show that the condition of 10 lakh 795 people was bad. vulnerability. 32.3% of the national population, according to information from National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), That means some 11 million Peruvians are at risk of falling into poverty this year.

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There is a 2.3% drop in the level of monetary vulnerability compared to the previous year’s figure, meaning there are 650,000 fewer vulnerable people in 2021. A decrease in the epidemic has also been registered: there are 133 thousand fewer vulnerable people than in 2019, a difference of 1.7 percentage points.

Unfortunately, the foregoing does not mean that people in a position of monetary vulnerability now have more purchasing power than they did in previous years.

The level of monetary poverty increased by 7.3 percentage points in 2022 as compared to 2019.

Extreme poverty, ie people whose monthly expenses do not cover the value of the basic food consumption basket, will affect 5% of Peruvians in 2022. This percentage represents an increase of 0.9% compared to 2021. Whereas, if it is taken in context in 2019, 2.1% is higher.

For its part, the non-vulnerable population has yet to recover since 2019. That year, 45.8% of Peruvians were in that economic status. At the end of 2022, as reported by INEI, 40.2% of the national population is part of this group.

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