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.)
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....
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Nepal, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2016-17 The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the government to remain in place in 2016-17. However, the policymaking process will remain relatively inefficient and dominated by political ...