Economic Trivia

The apparel sector of Haiti accounts for 90% of Haiti's exports.

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

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Sugar Refining; Flour Milling; Cement

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $19,348,553,772 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.44% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,784 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 144/195 (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 %) 13.834% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,158,090,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 42.8% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.466% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) Data unavailable
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($72,459,348) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,013,779 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 41.258% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 12.271% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 46.471% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 13.988% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $4,109,301,856 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,651,664,687 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 55.067% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $104,900,000 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $573,863,359 (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, Haiti’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