Nepal

Nepal : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

$5.4 billion (2011 est.)
$5.017 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$896 million (2011 est.)
$901.8 million (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

9.1% (2011 est.)
10% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

46% (2008 est.)
42% (2004 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$1,300 (2011 est.)
$1,300 (2010 est.)
$1,300 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.5% (2010 est.)
4.7% (2009 est.)
5.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

577,800 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

9.196 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.768% (2012 est.)

Population

29,890,686 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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.

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Nepal

Economic overview

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.

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Nepal

D&B Country Insight Report: Nepal

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • April 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, economic ...

  • Countries : Nepal

ISA

Nepal - ISA Country Report

Nepal - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by ISA

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 ...

  • Countries : Nepal

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Nepal

Country Economic Forecasts > Nepal

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

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 ...

  • Countries : Nepal

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Nepal 3rd Quarter 2014

Country Report Nepal 3rd Quarter 2014

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2014-15 The Nepali Congress formed a coalition government with the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and took charge in February. However, political stability will remain ...

  • Countries : Nepal

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