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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 $2,200
Net $88.4 billion
Annual growth 6.6%
By sector Agriculture 31%
Industry 35%
Services 34%
Annual inflation rate 14%
Up 6% from previous year.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 38%
Net US$33.7 billion
Balance +42%
Exports US$11.7 billion
Main products Oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum arabic, sugar
Main partners China 50%;Japan 33%; Indonesia 6%
Imports US$8.2 billion
Main products Foodstuffs, manufactured goods, refinery and transport equipment, medicines and chemicals, textiles, wheat
Main partners China 20%; Saudi Arabia 8%; UAE 6%; India 6%; Egypt 6%; Italy 4%
Work life
Official unemployment 19% (2002)
Work force Agriculture 80%
Industry 7%
Services 13%
Population below poverty line 40%(2004)

By Tore Kjeilen