Imports$16.6 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$10.46 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)6.2% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate4.1% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$5,100 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate2.2% (2010 est.)
Internet users2.279 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular18.068 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.948% (2012 est.)
Population14,099,032 (July 2012 est.)
The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.
After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821....
Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America with a GDP per capita roughly one-half that of the average for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The agricultural sector accounts for nearly 15% of GDP and half of the labor force; key agricultural exports include coffee, sugar, and bananas.
The 1996 peace accords, which ended 36 years of civil war, removed a major obstacle to foreign investment, and since then Guatemala has pursued important reforms and macroeconomic stabilization....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Guatemala, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
We maintain our forecast for GDP growth of 3.4% for 2014. The expansion is supported by solid private consumption, underpinned by remittances from the US growing by nearly 10%. And this positive trend ...
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