Economic Trivia

Paraguay has the highest economic growth in South America.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2019): Brazil, Argentina, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Oil Seeds, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Meat

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Sugar; Cement; Textiles; Beverages

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $92,814,726,284 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -1% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $13,013 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 94/197 (2020)

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 %) 1.768% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $16,387,629,382 (2019)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 15.582% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.306% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $737,610,226 (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,562,864 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 19.94% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 17.949% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 62.11% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 7.61% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,785,847,094 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $12,256,350,055 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 53.098% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $596,238,194 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $655,333,641 (2020)
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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, Paraguay’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