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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 442.774 467.721
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 2.6 1.9
GDP per capita (USD) 41 605 43 678
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 1.8 1.8

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 359.253 372.623 394.507
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 2.8 1.4 3
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 34391.417 35450.743 37300.687
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 1.9 2.5 2.3
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 8.4 8.4 8.2
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 (%) 1.01 1.04
Industry and mining (%) 24.76 24.03
Services (%) 74.23 74.93

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 43,558 33,918 71,997 10/141

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 235.72 257.14
Exports of goods 245.43 263.02
Trade balance 9.71 5.88
Current account 12.54 9.33

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 163.6 171.9
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 79.8 84.8
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 83.8 87.1
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 6.4 3.4
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 6.2 1.8

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 257.14 263.02
Agricultural raw materials 1.3 1.2
Food products 8.2 8.6
Hydrocarbons 9.3 5.6
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 77.2 81.2
Ores and metals 3.8 2.7

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 48.2 50.5
Transport 22.9 25.8
Tourism 28.9 18.2

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 19,90%
France 17,00%
Netherlands 12,00%
United Kingdom 8,00%
USA 6,10%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Netherlands 18,40%
Germany 17,50%
France 11,30%
United Kingdom 6,60%
Ireland 5,80%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008