Economic Trivia

Serbia is the second largest producer of plums in the world.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): Germany, Italy, and Russia
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Electrical Machinery, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Base Metals; Furniture; Food Processing; Machinery

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $102,415,691,154 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.779% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $14,512 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 81/194 (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 %) 1.122% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $29,599,394,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 39.7% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.783% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 19.1% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,751,130,467) (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,019,823 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 19.41% (2015)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 24.46% (2015)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 56.13% (2015)
Unemployment Rate 15.489% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $21,984,859,527 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $19,217,823,126 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 90.294% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,300,135,289 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,730,351,267 (2015)
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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, Serbia’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