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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 2067.68 2174.816
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 1.7 1.3
GDP per capita (USD) 35 386 37 145
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 1.9 1.9

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 1728.863 1772.769 1852.585
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 1.2 0.1 1.9
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 30097.541 30524.593 31790.631
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 2.3 2.2 2.2
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 8 7.7 6.8
External debt (USD billion)(3) 11739.39 10734.76 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 0.805365 0.80412 0.7971408

Source : (1) IMF - World Economic Outlook Database,
(2) ILO - Key Indicators of the Labour Market, (3) World Bank - World Development Indicators

GDP per activity sector 2004 2005 2006
Agriculture and fishing (%) 2.53 2.26
Industry and mining (%) 27.29 26.86
Services (%) 70.18 70.88

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 16,815 19,971 39,159 106/141

Source : UNCTAD - World Investment Report
Note : (*) World Rank = UNCTAD Inward FDI Performance Index.
It is a measure of the extend to which a host country receives inward FDI relative to its economic size.
It is calculated as a ratio of the country's share in global FDI inflows to its share in global GDP.

Foreign Trade

General indicators

Indicators (USD billion) 2004 2005 2006
Imports of goods 341.28 372.69
Exports of goods 352.17 372.75
Trade balance 10.90 0.06
Current account -15.71 -27.72

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 50.0 52.7
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 24.6 26.4
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 25.3 26.3
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 2.5 1.4
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 3.0 0.3

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 372.69 372.75
Agricultural raw materials 2.9 0.6
Food products 9.3 6.6
Hydrocarbons 9.6 2.4
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 70.4 87.7
Ores and metals 4.2 1.4

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 80.4 82.5
Transport 24.4 16.9
Tourism 25.4 42.9

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade Data, by HS Code
Import Statistics Export Statistics

Source : www.intracen.org, last available data

Trade by partner countries

Main Customers
(% of exports)
 
Germany 13,10%
France 11,60%
USA 7,50%
Spain 7,20%
United Kingdom 6,00%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Germany 16,40%
France 9,10%
China 5,20%
Netherlands 5,10%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008