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Lebanon
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Media
7. Demographics
8. Religions
a. Freedom
9. Peoples
10. Languages
11. History
12. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


GDP Gross Domestic Product
Per capita $11,100
Net $44.2 billion
Annual growth 6.3% (2008)
Growth was at -4% in 2006, +4% in 2007.
By sector Agriculture 5%
Industry 19%
Services 76%
Annual inflation rate 10% (2008)
It was 4.2% in 2007.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 75%
Net $33 billion
Trade
Balance -69%
Exports $5 billion
Main products Jewelry, base metals, chemicals, miscellaneous consumer goods, fruit and vegetables, tobacco, construction minerals, electric power machinery and switchgear, textile fibers, paper
Main partners Syria 25%; UAE 13%; Switzerland 7%; Saudi Arabia 6%; Turkey 4%
Imports $16 billion
Main products Petroleum products, cars, medicinal products, clothing, meat and live animals, consumer goods, paper, textile fabrics, tobacco, electrical machinery and equipment, chemicals
Main partners Syria 11%; France 10%, USA 9%; Italy 7%; China 7%; Germany 5%; Saudi Arabia 5%; Turkey 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 9% (2007)
Work force Agriculture: No data
Industry: No data
Services: No data
Population below poverty line 28%





By Tore Kjeilen