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Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

Per capita $20,200
Net $66.9 billion
Annual growth 6.4%
By sector Agriculture 2%
Industry 36%
Services 62%
Annual inflation rate 12.5%
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 12%
Net US$7.7 billion
Balance +82%
Exports US$37.7 billion
Main products Petroleum, reexports, fish, metals, textiles
Main partners China 32%; South Korea 17%; UAE 12%; Japan 11%; Thailand 7%
Imports US$20.7 billion
Main products Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, livestock, lubricants
Main partners UAE 27%; Japan 16%; US 6%; China 5%; India 5%; South Korea 4%; Germany 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 15% (2004)
Work force Agriculture: No data
Industry: No data
Services: No data
Population below poverty line No data

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