Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Bolivia

International Reserves

US$ 11.995 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 27.012 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

54.134 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1.7% 2.5% 2.7% 4.2% 4.4% 4.8% 4.6% 6.1%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
3.4% 4.1% 5.1% 5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 2,493 (2004 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$4,996 International Dollars (2004 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.09% 0.06% 0.06% 0.06% 0.07%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 12% 
  • industry: 38% 
  • services: 50% (2010 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
6.5%(2008) 2.5% 9.9% 4.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
37.9% 40.5% 39.1% 32.9% 31.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
4.3% 0.6% 1.7% 0.8% 0.8%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB-

Moody's rating: Ba3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$3.159 billion US$3.915 billion US$6.089 billion
Largest companies in Bolivia

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 420 million (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

1.6% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

41.2% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.05%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$11.77 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$8.18 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

Brazil 41.8%, US 12.2%, South Korea 6.4%, Peru 5.7%, Argentina 5.2%, Japan 4.6% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Chile 23.6%, Brazil 23%, Argentina 10.4%, US 10.1%, Peru 6.9%, China 5.9% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$423 million US$643 million(2009) US$859 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$-3 million US$-29 million N/A  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 155 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 174 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 136 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 139 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 139 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 125 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 180 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 114 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 126 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 68 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

104

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 146 Score: 50.2 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

1,098,581 km2 (2006)

Capital

La Paz (administrative capital) (2009)

Currency

bolivianos (BOB) (2009)

Government type

republic; (2009)

Languages

Spanish 60.7% (official), Quechua 21.2% (official), Aymara 14.6% (official), foreign languages 2.4%, other 1.2% (2001 census)

Religions

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

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
5 million 6.51 million 8.43 million 10.84 million 11.93 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
36.8% 45.5% 61.8% 66.8%
Population median age

22 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.6% (2011)

Life expectancy

66 years (2010)

Adult literacy

91% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

25.14% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

56.29 (2008)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:3
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

91.52% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

30% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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: 212th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.4824 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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