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....
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, ...
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 ...
Elections took place in November 2013 after 18 months of delay. Turnout was 70% and the centrist Congress Party got the largest number of votes, though not enough to break the cycle of unstable coalitions. ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2014-15 The Nepali Congress (NC) won the election in late 2013 and will govern in coalition with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), or CPN (UML). Political stability ...
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