Imports$7.613 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$8.397 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)9.9% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate5.5% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$4,900 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.8% (2010 est.)
Internet users1.103 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular7.179 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.664% (2012 est.)
Population10,290,003 (July 2012 est.)
Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups.
Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production.
In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority....
Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America.
Following a disastrous economic crisis during the early 1980s, reforms spurred private investment, stimulated economic growth, and cut poverty rates in the 1990s.
The period 2003-05 was characterized by political instability, racial tensions, and violent protests against plans - subsequently abandoned - to export Bolivia's newly discovered natural gas reserves to large northern hemisphere markets....
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Bolivia, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...