Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Honduras

International Reserves

US$ 3.094 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 20 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

41 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
4.5% 6.2% 6.1% 6.6% 6.2% 4.2% -2.4% 3.7%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
3.8% 3.9% 2.6% 3.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 2,368 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$4,959 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.05% 0.05% 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 14% 
  • industry: 28.2% 
  • services: 57.8% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
6.8% 5.2% 5.2% 5.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
5.0% 4.4% 4.4% 4.5%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
29.8% 32.1% 34.4% 40.2% 44.9%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.8% -2.8% -4.2% -7.4% -6.3%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B3

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 Honduras

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.456 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.443% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

47.9% (2013)

(Data released on October 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.04% (2012) 

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Total exports

US$7.881 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

apparel, coffee, shrimp, automobile wire harnesses, cigars, bananas, gold, palm oil, fruit, lobster, lumber

Total imports

US$11.340 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and transport equipment, industrial raw materials, chemical products, fuels, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

US 34.5%, Germany 11.6%, Belgium 6.8%, El Salvador 6.6%, Guatemala 4.9%, Nicaragua 4.6% (2012)

Imports - major partners

US 44.3%, Guatemala 8.5%, El Salvador 5.7%, Mexico 5.6%, China 4.7%, Costa Rica 4.1% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$1,014 million US$1,059 million US$ 1,060 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 2 million US$ 55 million US$26 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 104 million
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: 127 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business:  162 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 182 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 94 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 13 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 170 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 84 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 144 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 83 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 125 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 136 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

100

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 112  Score: 57.1 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-6

Total area

112,090 sq km

Capital

Tegucigalpa

Currency

lempiras (HNL)

Government type

democratic constitutional republic

Languages

Spanish (official), Amerindian dialects

Religions

Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
4.904 million 6.236 million 7.621 million 8.264 million 9.145 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
22.7% 35% 45% 54%
Population median age

22.2 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.74% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

70.91 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 85.1% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

29.2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

57.4 (2011)
(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 4
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 7.6%   Mobile 95.9%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

17.80% (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)

Tegucigalpa 200th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.1 (2010)

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