Swaziland: Economy

Economic Trivia

Swaziland sends 60% of its exports and receives 90% of its imports from South Africa.

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

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Coal; Wood Pulp; Sugar; Soft Drink Concentrates

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $10,844,690,880 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.657% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $8,427 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 150/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 5.685% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $438,397,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 34.7% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.482% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 37.906% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $145,305,252 (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 457,000 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Services (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Unemployment Rate 22.3% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,428,933,931 (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,127,890,959 (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 79.245% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($120,919,515) (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $269,276,712 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Swaziland’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

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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