Source
Central bank

Bank of Guatemala

International Reserves

US$ 6.174 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 50.303 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

78.012 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.4% 3.9% 2.5% 3.2% 3.3% 5.4% 6.3% 3.3%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
0.5% 2.8% 3.8% 3.1%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,330 (2005 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$5,165 International Dollars (2005 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.13% 0.1% 0.1% 0.09% 0.09%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 13.1% 
  • industry: 23.8% 
  • services: 63.2% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
1.9%(2008) 3.9% 6.2% 4.6%

*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*
20.1% 22.9% 24.2% 24.1% 24.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-1.6% -3.1% -3.3% -2.8% -2.4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB

Moody's rating: Ba1

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
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Guatemala

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.6 billion (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-3.3% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

25.1% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.06%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.05% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$9.864 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

coffee, sugar, petroleum, apparel, bananas, fruits and vegetables, cardamom

Total imports

US$15.57 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, grain, fertilizers, electricity, mineral products, chemical products, plastic materials and products

Exports - major partners

US 38%, El Salvador 10.6%, Honduras 6.9%, Mexico 4.8% (2011)

Imports - major partners

US 41.5%, Mexico 10.5%, China 8.4%, El Salvador 4.6% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$600 million US$806 million(2009) US$985 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$26 million US$24 million US$17 million  
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: 93 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 172 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 96 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 20 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 12 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 158 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 117 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 124 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 94 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 34 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 109 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

83

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 82 Score: 60.9 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

108,899 km2 (2006)

Capital

Guatemala (2009)

Currency

quetzales (GTQ) (2009)

Government type

constitutional democratic republic (2009)

Languages

Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

Religions

Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
6.39 million 8.21 million 11.23 million 15.11 million 17.09 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
31.1% 37.4% 45.1% 49.8%
Population median age

19 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.5% (2011)

Life expectancy

71 years (2010)

Adult literacy

74% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

24.29% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

55.89 (2006)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:3
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

151.4% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

11.73% (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)

Guatemala City: 168th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.0833 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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