Guatemala : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$16.6 billion (2011 est.)
$12.86 billion (2010 est.)


$10.46 billion (2011 est.)
$8.566 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

6.2% (2011 est.)
3.9% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

4.1% (2011 est.)
3.5% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$5,100 (2011 est.)
$5,100 (2010 est.)
$5,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

2.2% (2010 est.)
0.6% (2009 est.)
3.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

2.279 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

18.068 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.948% (2012 est.)


14,099,032 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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.

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Economic overview

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.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Guatemala March 2015 Updater

Country Risk Service Guatemala March 2015 Updater

  • $ 520
  • Country report
  • March 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit


  • Countries : Guatemala

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 899
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Guatemala

D&B Country Insight Report: Guatemala

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, economic ...

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Guatemala - ISA Country Report

Guatemala - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • March 2015
  • by ISA

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 ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Guatemala

Country Economic Forecasts > Guatemala

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • September 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

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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