Imports$19.89 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$5.482 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5.1% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$15,700 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate7.2% (2010 est.)
Internet users1 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular2.875 million (2009)
Population growth rate-0.38% (2012 est.)
Population4,140,289 (July 2012 est.)
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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....
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....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
OVERVIEW The political scene will remain fractious. The unrest in neighbouring Syria is increasingly destabilising Lebanon and there have been persistent clashes between groups who oppose the Syrian government ...
This report contains detailed historical and forecast economic data covering the years 1993 through to 2017. Data includes GDP growth rates, industrial production growth rates, inflation rates, population ...
Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)
Report Summary Providing critical information and analysis on the trade environment, D&B Country Reports offer in-depth analysis for evaluating risks and opportunities when trading overseas. This detailed ...
Country Watch Inc.
Lebanon Country Review is a concise and meaningful source of country-specific information, containing fundamental demographic, social, political, economic, investment and environmental information in a ...
Introduction This PEST country analysis report on Lebanon provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to ...
Latest data are consistent with our forecast of weak growth in 2013. The coincident indicator rose by less than 2% in the first seven months of the year, the value of cleared cheques in the first eight ...
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