Paraguay

Paraguay : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

$12.06 billion (2011 est.)
$9.916 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$10.28 billion (2011 est.)
$8.52 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

8.3% (2011 est.)
4.7% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

6.6% (2011 est.)
7% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$5,500 (2011 est.)
$5,400 (2010 est.)
$4,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

14.5% (2010 est.)
-3.8% (2009 est.)
5.8% (2008 est.)

Internet users

1.105 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

5.915 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.256% (2012 est.)

Population

6,541,591 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811.

In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males and much of its territory.

The country stagnated economically for the next half century.

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Paraguay

Economic overview

Landlocked Paraguay has a market economy distinguished by a large informal sector, featuring re-export of imported consumer goods to neighboring countries, as well as the activities of thousands of microenterprises and urban street vendors.

A large percentage of the population, especially in rural areas, derives its living from agricultural activity, often on a subsistence basis.

Because of the importance of the informal sector, accurate economic measures are difficult to obtain.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Paraguay 2nd Quarter 2015

Country Risk Service Paraguay 2nd Quarter 2015

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

NCAIS: 0 SIC: 0

  • Countries : Paraguay

ISA

Paraguay - ISA Country Report

Paraguay - ISA Country Report

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

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Paraguay, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Paraguay

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