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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 23.995 25.332
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 2 3.5
GDP per capita (USD) 6 398 6 667
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 3.5 2.5

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 21.464 21.523 22.722
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 7.4 1 0
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 5948.752 5888.553 6136.744
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 1.7 -0.7 5.6
Unemployment rate (%)(2)
External debt (USD billion)(3) 762.117 689.698 ..
Official exchange rate per USD (period average)(3) 1507.5 1507.5 1507.5

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 (%) 6.51 6.48
Industry and mining (%) 23.26 22.31
Services (%) 70.24 71.21 0.00

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 1,993 2,751 2,794 14/141

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 8.51 8.37
Exports of goods 2.05 2.28
Trade balance -6.46 -6.09
Current account -4.12 -1.88

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 64.6 64.8
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 45.4 45.1
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 19.2 19.7
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 18.3 -8.3
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 19.4 2.0

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 8.37 2.28
Agricultural raw materials .. ..
Food products .. ..
Hydrocarbons .. ..
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) .. ..
Ores and metals .. ..

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 8.2 9.7
Transport 6.7 5.4
Tourism 38.4 55.9

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)
 
Iraq 14,60%
Switzerland 10,60%
Syria 8,30%
United Arab Emirates 7,70%
Turkey 7,30%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Italy 9,90%
France 7,80%
Germany 7,80%
China 7,60%
USA 5,90%

Source : Comtrade, 2004.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008