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Economic Indicators

Economic forecasts - General economic indicators - Investments - Foreign trade

Economic forecasts

Indicators 2007 2008
GDP (USD billion) 47.654 51.686
GDP (constant prices, annual % change) 5.4 4.2
GDP per capita (USD) 102 284 110 032
Inflation rate (consumer prices, annual % change) 2.2 2.2

Source : IMF - World Economic Outlook Database

General economic indicators

Indicators 2004 2005 2006
GDP (USD billion)(1) 33.564 36.621 41.505
GDP (constants prices, annual % change)(1) 3.6 4 6.2
GPD per capita (USD)(1) 74044.482 80080.281 89818.67
Inflation (consumer prices, annual % change)(1) 2.2 2.5 2.7
Unemployment rate (%)(2) 3.9 4.2 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 (%) 0.55 0.42
Industry and mining (%) 16.72 16.26
Services (%) 82.73 83.32

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Investments

Foreign Direct Investments 2004 2005 2006 World rank (*)
2006
FDI inflows (USD million) 5,823 7,246 29,309 1/141

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 17.08 18.66 20.86
Exports of goods 13.53 14.54 16.57
Trade balance -3.55 -4.12 -4.29
Current account 3.99 4.09 4.39

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Indicators (%) 2004 2005 2006
Share of foreign trade in GDP 275.5 293.9
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP 126.9 135.8
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP 148.6 158.1
Imports of goods and services (annual % change) 9.8 9.4
Exports of goods and services (annual % change) 10.2 8.9

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

Trade in goods/services by major category

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Goods (USD billion): 18.66 14.54
Agricultural raw materials 1.2 0.8
Food products 10.7 6.5
Hydrocarbons 9.7 0.6
Manufactured products (chemicals, machines,...) 71 85.5
Ores and metals 7.3 5

Source : World Bank - World Development Indicators

2005 Imports Exports
Total Trade in Services (USD billion): 20.7 33
Transport 4.4 6.1
Tourism 14 11.1

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 24,60%
France 16,70%
Belgium 12,30%
Italy 5,50%
Netherlands 5,00%
Main suppliers
(% of imports)
 
Belgium 34,00%
Germany 25,80%
France 11,50%
Netherlands 5,70%

Source : Comtrade, 2006.

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Last update : January 2008
Next update : October 2008