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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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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Nepal 4th Quarter 2017

Country Report Nepal 4th Quarter 2017

  • $ 251
  • Country report
  • November 2017
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

NCAIS: 0SIC: 0

  • Countries : Nepal, India, China, Asia

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Nepal

Country Economic Forecasts > Nepal

  • $ 163
  • Country report
  • November 2017
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth rebounded in FY17 following the dip in FY16, when the economy was recovering from the devastating earthquakes and the trade blockade in the Terai region bordering India. In the last fiscal year, ...

  • Countries : Nepal

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