Imports$35.82 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$25.35 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)11.9% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate5.6% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$2,800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate2.7% (2010 est.)
Internet users20.431 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular111 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.551% (2012 est.)
Population190,291,129 (July 2012 est.)
The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan.
During the second millennium B.
Pakistan, an impoverished and underdeveloped country, has suffered from decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment.
Between 2001-07, however, poverty levels decreased by 10%, as Islamabad steadily raised development spending.
Between 2004-07, GDP growth in the 5-8% range was spurred by gains in the industrial and service sectors - despite severe electricity shortfalls - but growth slowed in 2008-09 and unemployment rose....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) to maintain control of the National Assembly (the lower house of parliament) until the next election, which is due in 2018. ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Pakistan, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
IMF funding under the US$6.7bn standby agreed in September 2013 continues to attract other multilateral funding and modest FDI inflows, in turn reinforcing hopes of faster growth. We expect GDP growth ...
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