Bhutan: Economy

Economic Trivia

Agriculture is the livelihood for 55.4% of Bhutan's population.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2012): India, South Korea, and Bangladesh
Top 3 Exported Goods (2012): Iron & Steel, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Natural Minerals & Stone

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Cement; Wood Products; Processed Fruits; Alcoholic Beverages

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $6,258,268,496 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.254% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $8,077 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 159/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 4.522% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,840,092,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.541% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 8.301% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($578,794,518) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 404,127 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 56.3% (2013)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 11% (2013)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 32.7% (2013)
Unemployment Rate 2.8% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $1,403,249,319 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $872,847,570 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 69.685% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $33,638,273 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $122,738,005 (2014)
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Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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