Economic Trivia

Bolivia has had the highest growth rate in South America since the global recession.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): Brazil, China, and Argentina
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Precious Stones & Metals, Ores, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Mining; Smelting; Petroleum; Food and Beverages

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $118,373,605,477 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.07% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $9,684 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 93/197 (2022)

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 %) 1.746% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $15,964,123,524 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 83.7% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.212% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.726% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($151,553,199) (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,863,110 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 29.234% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 18.536% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 52.23% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 4.419% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $12,605,111,071 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $11,243,140,347 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 61.998% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($11,934,917) (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $931,454,144 (2022)
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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, Bolivia’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