Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Haiti

International Reserves

US$ 1.794 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 9 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

14 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
0.4% -3.5% 1.8% 2.2% 3.3% 0.8% 3.1% -5.5%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.5% 2.9% 4.3% 4.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 858 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,370 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.04% 0.03% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 24.1% 
  • industry: 19.9% 
  • services: 56% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.4% 6.8% 6.8% 4.1%

*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*
17.5% 12.0% 16.4% 21.3% 24.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
2.2% -3.6% -4.8% -6.7% -6.7%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(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 Haiti

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -523 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-5.827% of GDP (2013 estimate)

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

13.3% (2012)

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Total exports

US$876.80 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee

Total imports

US$2.697 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials

Exports - major partners

US 81.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Dominican Republic 34.5%, US 26.2%, Netherlands Antilles 9.4%, China 7% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$119 million US$156 million US$190 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 0 million  US$ 0 million  US$ 0 million   
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
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: 177 out of 189 countries (2013) 

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 187 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 96 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 138 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 165 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 170 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 151 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 132 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 141 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 67 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 189 of 189 countries

(2013)

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

137

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 156 Score: 48.9 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-5

Total area

27,750 sq km

Capital

Port-au-Prince

Currency

gourdes (HTG)

Government type

republic

Languages

French (official), Creole (official)

Religions

Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, other 1%), none 1%, other 3%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
7.103 million 8.578 million 9.896 million 10.461 million 11.154 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
15.6% 21% 36% 56%
Population median age

22.2 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.08% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

63.18 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

48.7% (2006 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

72.15% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

59.21 (2001)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:4
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

41.49% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

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)

Port-au-Prince: 111th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.2301 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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