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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 4345.948 4552.204
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 2 1.7
GDP per capita (USD) 34 023 35 651
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 0 0.5

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 4608.136 4557.105 4366.459
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 2.7 1.9 2.2
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 36075.918 35671.497 34180.718
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 0 -0.3 0.3
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 4.7 4.4 4.1
External debt (USD billion)(3) 8066.184 7696.176 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 108.1926 110.2182 116.2993

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 (%) 1.71
Industry and mining (%) 30.15
Services (%) 68.14

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 7,816 2,775 -6,506 137/141

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 406.87 473.61 534.51
Exports of goods 539.00 567.57 615.81
Trade balance 132.13 93.96 81.30
Current account 172.06 165.78 170.52

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 24.8
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 11.4
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 13.4
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 8.5
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 13.9

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 473.61 567.57
Agricultural raw materials 2.4 0.5
Food products 11.6 0.5
Hydrocarbons 21.7 0.4
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 57 92.8
Ores and metals 5.8 1.6

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 134 94.9
Transport 31.9 33.9
Tourism 28.5 11.9

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)
 
USA 22,80%
China 14,30%
South Korea 7,80%
Hong Kong 5,60%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
China 20,50%
USA 12,00%
Saudi Arabia 6,40%
United Arab Emirates 5,50%
Australia 4,80%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008