Economic Trivia

Privately owned firms account for vast majority of industrial output, of which the engineering sector accounts for about 50% of output and exports.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Germany, Norway, and Netherlands
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Industrial Machinery, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Electrical Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Iron and Steel; Precision Equipment (Bearings, Radio and Telephone Parts, Armaments); Wood Pulp and Paper Products; Processed Foods

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $505,482,949,469 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.288% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $50,208 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 41/195 (2017)

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 %) 1.794% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.1% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.49% (2005)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.599% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $17,096,710,959 (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,316,838 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.866% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 18.138% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 79.995% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 6.72% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $221,228,656,879 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $243,864,655,262 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 57.062% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $32,553,373,223 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $73,579,404,934 (2017)
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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, Sweden’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