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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 431.605 452.651
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 3.6 2.8
GDP per capita (USD) 47 069 49 091
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 1.9 2

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 349.557 358.481 384.388
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 4.1 2.9 4.2
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 38790.609 39621.036 42178.972
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 1 0.8 1.5
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 5.5 5.8 4.8
External debt (USD billion)(3) .. .. ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 7.348886 7.473088 7.378249

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 (%) 1.81 1.13
Industry and mining (%) 27.70 28.18
Services (%) 70.49 70.70

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 11,463 10,169 27,231 53/141

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 101.80 115.20
Exports of goods 125.21 134.90
Trade balance 23.41 19.70
Current account 27.49 23.64

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 83.8 89.5
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 37.8 40.9
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 46.0 48.6
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 6.4 7.3
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 10.8 6.4

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 115.20 134.90
Agricultural raw materials 1.6 4.2
Food products 7.6 3.3
Hydrocarbons 9.7 3.7
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 75.1 80.7
Ores and metals 3.3 2.7

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 32.9 38.3
Transport 15.2 20.8
Tourism 30.8 16.1

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 9,90%
USA 9,30%
Norway 9,10%
United Kingdom 7,20%
Denmark 7,20%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Germany 18,00%
Denmark 9,70%
Norway 8,50%
Netherlands 6,30%
United Kingdom 6,30%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008