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



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


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.

GDP
Per capita $2,900
Net $12 billion
Annual growth 0.8%
By sector Agriculture 8%
Industry 13%
Services 79%
Annual inflation rate 11.5%
Increase of almost 8% compared to 2007.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 11%
Net US$1.3 billion
Trade
Balance -76%
Exports US$0.34 billion
Main products Olives, fruit, vegetables, limestone
Main partners No data
Imports US$1.3 billion
Main products Food, consumer goods, construction materials
Main partners No data
Work life
Official unemployment 25%
41% on Gaza Strip; 16% on West Bank.
Work force Agriculture 15%
Industry 12%
Services 73%
Population below poverty line 57%
80% on Gaza Strip; 46% on West Bank.





By Tore Kjeilen