Economic Trivia

Ecuador's petroleum resources account for more than half of the country's earnings from exports.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): United States, China, and Colombia
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Seafood, and Fruit & Nuts

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Food Processing; Textiles; Wood Products

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $200,120,921,433 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.377% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $11,714 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 66/196 (2018)

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 %) -0.224% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $45,018,579,930 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.3% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -0.949% (2008)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 14.164% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,486,735,596) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 8,498,401 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 27.477% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 18.543% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 53.981% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.91% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $24,982,275,000 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $24,736,180,000 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 41.328% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,407,713,145 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,406,743,339 (2018)
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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, Ecuador’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