Economic Trivia

Exports contribute nearly a third of GDP.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Lithuania, Estonia, and Germany
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Wood, Electrical Machinery, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Processed Foods; Processed Wood Products; Textiles; Processed Metals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $51,031,805,807 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.95% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $26,031 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 107/194 (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 %) 0.134% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $38,255,247,000 (2011)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.9% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 18.78% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.547% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $403,142,455 (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 996,880 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 7.94% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 23.64% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 68.39% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 9.626% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $15,898,798,128 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $16,050,146,229 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 95.276% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $177,856,565 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,649,407,805 (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, Latvia’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