Imports$5.345 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$4.393 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate51.2% (2008 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$7,500 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate4.1% (2010 est.)
Internet users127,500 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular1.535 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.817% (2012 est.)
Population2,165,828 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory.
In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region.
Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990....
The economy is heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export.
Mining accounts for 8% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings.
Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
OVERVIEW The South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), which has governed Namibia since the country gained independence in 1990, will dominate the political scene throughout the forecast period. ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
Risk Update The economy records strong growth amid improved export competitiveness. Report Summary This D&B Country RiskLine Report will help you analyze the risks, opportunities and likely payment delays ...
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