Source
Central bank

Bank of Guatemala

International Reserves

US$ 7.129 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 58 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

86 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2.5% 3.2% 3.3% 5.4% 6.3% 3.3% 0.5% 2.9%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
4.2% 3.0% 3.5% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,684 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$5,415 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.13% 0.10% 0.10% 0.09% 0.09%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 13.5% 
  • industry: 23.8% 
  • services: 62.7% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
6.2% 3.8% 4.3% 4.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
24.1% 23.7% 24.4% 24.4% 25.1%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-3.3% -2.8% -2.4% -2.1% -2.2%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB

Moody's rating: Ba1

Moody's outlook: STA

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

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$ -1.504 billion (2014)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-2.572% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

23.7% (2013)

(Data released on October 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.05% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.05% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Total exports

US$10.290 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$16.70 billion (2013 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 40.2%, El Salvador 11.1%, Honduras 8%, Mexico 5.5%, Nicaragua 4.7%, Costa Rica 4.3% (2012)

Imports - major partners

US 38%, Mexico 11.3%, China 7.4%, El Salvador 4.6% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$1,026 million US$1,245 million US$1,309 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$17 million US$39 million US$34 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 US$ 0 US$ 0 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

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

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

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 79 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 145 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 97 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 23 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 13 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 116 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 85 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 61 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 34 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 109 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

78

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 83 Score: 61.2 (Moderately Free) (2014)

(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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