Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Bolivia

International Reserves

US$ 14.429 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 34 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

63 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2.7% 4.2% 4.4% 4.8% 4.6% 6.1% 3.4% 4.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.2% 5.2% 6.8% 5.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 2,989 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$5,616 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.09% 0.06% 0.06% 0.06% 0.07%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 9.2% 
  • industry: 38.5% 
  • services: 52.3% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
9.9% 4.5% 5.7% 6.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
6.5% 6.4% 6.4% 6.3%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
38.5% 34.7% 33.4% 33.1% 29.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
1.7% 0.8% 1.8% 0.1%

-0.4%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB

Moody's rating: Ba3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2011 2012 2013
US$6.089 billion US$7.689 billion US$9.684 billion
Largest companies in Bolivia

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 1.233 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

3.667% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

47.3% (2012)

(Data released on October 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.06% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

 

Total exports

US$12.160 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

natural gas, soybeans and soy products, crude petroleum, zinc ore, tin

Total imports

US$9.282 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

petroleum products, plastics, paper, aircraft and aircraft parts, prepared foods, automobiles, insecticides

Exports - major partners

Brazil 41.8%, US 18.4%, Argentina 7.3%, Peru 4.9% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Chile 21.3%, Brazil 20.3%, Argentina 10.9%, US 10.1%, Peru 6.5%, Venezuela 6.2%, China 4.9% (2012)

FDI inflows
 
2011 2012 2013
US$859 million US$1,060 million US$1,750 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$0 million US$0 million US$ 0 million   
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 US$ 0 US$ 2 million US$ 0
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 162 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 180 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 131 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 144 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 138 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 126 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 185 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 136 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 128 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 67 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

105

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 158 Score: 48.4 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-4

Total area

1,098,581 sq km

Capital

 La Paz (administrative capital); Sucre (constitutional capital)

Currency

bolivianos (BOB)

Government type

republic; note - the new constitution defines Bolivia as a "Social Unitarian State"

Languages

Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, Guarani (official), foreign languages 2.4%, other 1.2%    note: Bolivia's 2009 constitution designates Spanish and all indigenous languages as official; 36 indigenous languages are specified, including some that are extinct (2001 census)

Religions

Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist) 5%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
6.514 million 8.428 million 10.426 million 11.246 million 12.356 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
36.8% 45% 62% 68%
Population median age

23.4 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.6% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

68.55 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 91.2% (2009 est.)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

12.7% (2012)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

46.6 (2012)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 3 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 8.2%   Mobile 97.7%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

39.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

La Paz 204th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.5 (2010)

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