Economic Trivia

A highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only 2% of the labor force but provides large surpluses for the food-processing industry and for exports.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): Germany, Belgium, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Industrial Machinery, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Agroindustries; Metal and Engineering Products; Electrical Machinery and Equipment; Chemicals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,231,735,055,240 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.478% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $69,577 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 27/197 (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 %) 10.001% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 41.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.217% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.961% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $43,587,876,406 (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,895,709 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.257% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 13.95% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 83.794% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 3.538% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $824,735,056,802 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $918,145,736,247 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 188.077% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($11,506,545,671) (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $204,051,011,195 (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, Netherlands’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