Economic Trivia

The agriculture sector accounts for more than 40% of employment.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Russia, China, and Switzerland
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Ores, Precious Stones & Metals, and Beverages

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Diamond-Processing; Metal-Cutting Machine Tools; Forging-Pressing Machines; Electric Motors

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $28,271,475,680 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.5% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $9,647 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 132/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.972% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $9,953,091,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 18.5% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.909% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.232% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($399,912,233) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,409,757 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 34.347% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.982% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 49.671% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 18.234% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $5,814,385,424 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $4,390,130,934 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 55.698% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $249,759,361 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,853,806,650 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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, Armenia’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


  1. The World Bank