Imports$5.4 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$896 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)9.1% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate46% (2008 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$1,300 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.5% (2010 est.)
Internet users577,800 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular9.196 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.768% (2012 est.)
Population29,890,686 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government.
Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy.
An insurgency led by Maoist extremists broke out in 1996....
Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with almost one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line.
Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing a livelihood for three-fourths of the population and accounting for about one-third of GDP.
Industrial activity mainly involves the processing of agricultural products, including pulses, jute, sugarcane, tobacco, and grain....
GDP growth is estimated to have picked up to 4.7% in the fiscal year to June 2014, a substantial improvement on the 3.9% growth seen in FY2012/13. A good harvest has boosted agricultural growth this yea ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2015-16 The coalition government under Sushil Koirala will remain in place in 2015-16. The January 2015 deadline for the promulgation of a new constitution is likely to be missed; the issue ...
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