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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 413.921 427.005
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 2.4 1.6
GDP per capita (USD) 56 711 58 412
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 1 1

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 363.428 372.994 387.987
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 2.5 2.4 3.2
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 50051.866 51277.648 53245.556
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 0.8 1.2 1
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 3.5 3.4 3.3
External debt (USD billion)(3) 18980.72 6508.283 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 1.243496 1.245177 1.253843

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

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 1,372 -1,266 25,089 90/141

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 126.08 145.42 162.32
Exports of goods 141.87 151.31 166.99
Trade balance 15.79 5.89 4.66
Current account 56.69 60.97 63.49

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 85.1
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 38.9
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 46.2
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 7.4
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 8.9

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 145.42 151.31
Agricultural raw materials 1.2 0.4
Food products 5.8 2.6
Hydrocarbons 4.8 0.4
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 84 93.1
Ores and metals 4 3.2

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 23.7 41.2
Transport 22 10.1
Tourism 37.1 25.2

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)
 
Germany 19,70%
USA 11,10%
Italy 8,80%
France 8,60%
United Kingdom 4,80%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Germany 31,70%
Italy 10,60%
France 10,00%
USA 6,20%
Netherlands 4,70%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008