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Paraguay : economy statistics and industry reports

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


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


$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.)


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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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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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Paraguay

D&B Country Insight Report: Paraguay

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • January 2014
  • 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, ...

  • Countries : Paraguay

PRS Group

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

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

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2013
  • 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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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Latin America June 2013

Country Forecast Latin America June 2013

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • June 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Only five countries in the region (Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico) will boost their business environment rankings in 2013-17; the ranking for Brazil remains unchanged, ...

  • Countries : South America, World, Dominican Republic, North America, Dominica, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Panama, Jamaica, Honduras, Peru, Cuba


Paraguay - ISA Country Report

Paraguay - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • 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 ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Paraguay

Country Economic Forecasts > Paraguay

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • June 2013
  • by Oxford Economics

Paraguay is expected to grow by 12.5% this year, recovering from the mild recession in 2012 caused by a severe drought that damaged crops of soybeans and other grains. The strong rebound in agriculture ...

  • Countries : Paraguay

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