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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 164.976 176.219
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 5.8 5.6
GDP per capita (USD) 6 146 6 456
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 2.1 2.4

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 118.461 130.835 148.945
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 7.2 5.2 5.9
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 4651.485 5041.582 5643.471
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 1.4 3 3.6
Unemployment rate (%)(2)
External debt (USD billion)(3) 353.43 368.159 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 3.8 3.787092 3.668177

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 (%) 9.47 8.66 8.32
Industry and mining (%) 50.47 51.75 51.60
Services (%) 40.07 39.58 40.07

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 4,624 3,965 6,060 62/141

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 99.15 108.65
Exports of goods 126.64 141.81
Trade balance 27.49 33.16
Current account 14.87 19.98

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 220.9 223.2 211.1
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 99.8 99.9 94.0
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 121.1 123.4 117.1
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 20.7 8.0 5.0
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 16.3 8.6 5.5

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 108.65 141.81
Agricultural raw materials 1.2 2.4
Food products 5.6 8
Hydrocarbons 6.3 11.6
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 81.2 75.7
Ores and metals 3.7 1.1

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 18.8 16.7
Transport 41.8 19
Tourism 16.5 49.2

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 18,80%
Singapore 15,40%
Japan 8,90%
China 7,20%
Thailand 5,30%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Japan 13,20%
USA 12,50%
China 12,10%
Singapore 11,70%
Thailand 5,50%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008