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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 38.716 39.344
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 7.8 6.4
GDP per capita (USD) 4 013 4 102
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 8.1 10

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 23.141 30.131 36.944
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 11.4 9.3 9.9
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 2361.337 3088.822 3808.313
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 18.1 10.3 7
Unemployment rate (%)(2)
External debt (USD billion)(3) 4028.074 4734.19 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 2160.258 2153.82 2144.564

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 (%) 10.33 9.51 9.26
Industry and mining (%) 40.87 41.21 43.42
Services (%) 48.80 49.29 47.32

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 164 305 354 122/141

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 16.13 16.61 22.24
Exports of goods 13.94 16.11 19.84
Trade balance -2.18 -0.50 -2.40
Current account -1.19 0.43 -1.51

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 142.1 121.5 121.0
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 74.3 60.4 60.6
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 67.8 61.1 60.4
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 19.3 -1.3 12.6
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 13.5 -1.3 7.5

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 16.61 16.11
Agricultural raw materials 1.8 3.2
Food products 10.4 8.4
Hydrocarbons 27.8 26.7
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 55.4 60.1
Ores and metals 3.6 0.8

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 1 1.7
Transport 24.8 58.9
Tourism 51.9 16.6

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)
 
Russia 34,70%
Netherlands 17,70%
United Kingdom 7,50%
Ukraine 6,30%
Poland 5,20%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Russia 58,60%
Germany 7,50%
Ukraine 5,50%
Poland 3,40%
China 2,50%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008