Economic Trivia

The service sector accounts for four-fifths of GDP.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Greece, Germany, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Pharmaceuticals, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Food and Beverage Processing; Cement and Gypsum Production; Ship Repair and Refurbishment

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $27,659,903,184 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.835% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $32,580 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 130/194 (2016)

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 %) -1.429% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 22.7% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.706% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 4.963% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,022,632,658) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 630,145 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 4% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 16.23% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.78% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 10.265% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $12,363,125,784 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $12,280,828,097 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 42.229% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,979,180,351 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $9,736,514,350 (2016)
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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, Cyprus’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