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 (2021): Germany, China, and Italy
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Electrical Machinery, Industrial Machinery, and Plastics

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Base Metals; Furniture; Food Processing; Machinery

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $146,960,959,286 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.55% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $21,503 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 81/197 (2021)

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 %) 4.085% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $41,143,534,458 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 36.6% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.097% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.002% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,742,119,116) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,176,077 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 15.069% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 27.353% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 57.578% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 11.807% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $39,286,990,711 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $34,369,191,285 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 94.101% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,567,704,596 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $9,199,438,298 (2021)
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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