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Lebanon

Lebanon : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

$19.89 billion (2011 est.)
$17.72 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$5.482 billion (2011 est.)
$5.467 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

5.1% (2011 est.)
4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

NA%

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$15,700 (2011 est.)
$15,700 (2010 est.)
$14,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

7.2% (2010 est.)
6.9% (2009 est.)
9.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

1 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

2.875 million (2009)

Population growth rate

-0.38% (2012 est.)

Population

4,140,289 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria.

The French separated out the region of Lebanon in 1920, and granted this area independence in 1943.

A lengthy civil war (1975-90) devastated the country, but Lebanon has since made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions.

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Lebanon

Economic overview

Lebanon has a free-market economy and a strong laissez-faire commercial tradition.

The government does not restrict foreign investment; however, the investment climate suffers from red tape, corruption, arbitrary licensing decisions, high taxes, tariffs, and fees, archaic legislation, and weak intellectual property rights.

The Lebanese economy is service-oriented; main growth sectors include banking and tourism.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Risk Service Lebanon August 2015 Updater

Country Risk Service Lebanon August 2015 Updater

  • $ 520
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

NCAIS: 0 SIC: 0

  • Countries : Lebanon

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Lebanon

D&B Country Insight Report: Lebanon

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • 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, ...

  • Countries : World, Lebanon

ISA

Lebanon - ISA Country Report

Lebanon - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Lebanon, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Lebanon

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Lebanon

Country Economic Forecasts > Lebanon

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

Regional instability continues to undermine both the economy and domestic politics. In particular, the Syria crisis now means that refugees comprise a quarter of the population, adding to poverty and unemployment ...

  • Countries : Syrian Arab Republic, Lebanon

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