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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 253.313 271.298
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 4.6 3
GDP per capita (USD) 58 883 62 482
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 2.5 2.1

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 184.633 201.187 219.368
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 4.3 5.9 5.7
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 45658.241 48705.222 51800.069
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 2.3 2.2 2.7
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 4.4 4.4 4.4
External debt (USD billion)(3) .. .. ..
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 (%) 2.49
Industry and mining (%) 37.29
Services (%) 60.22

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) -10,608 -31,132 12,811 141/141

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 61.10 67.27
Exports of goods 100.12 104.08
Trade balance 39.01 36.81
Current account -1.08 -5.33

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 150.9
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 67.8
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 83.1
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 7.6
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 7.0

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 67.27 104.08
Agricultural raw materials 1 0.5
Food products 7.9 8.4
Hydrocarbons 5.3 0.5
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 77.8 85.7
Ores and metals 1.5 0.5

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 64.5 52.2
Transport 3.5 4.5
Tourism 8 8.2

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 18,70%
United Kingdom 17,90%
Belgium 14,10%
Germany 8,10%
France 5,80%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
United Kingdom 31,90%
USA 11,20%
Germany 8,20%
China 7,30%
Netherlands 4,00%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008