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 ...