Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Honduras

International Reserves

US$ 2.783 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 18.32 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

37.408 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.7% 3.8% 4.5% 6.2% 6.1% 6.7% 6.2% 4.1%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-2.1% 2.8% 3.6% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 2,185 (2001 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$4,461 International Dollars (2001 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.05% 0.05% 0.05% 0.05% 0.05%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 12.6% 
  • industry: 26.3% 
  • services: 61.1% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
8.7%(2008) 4.7% 6.8% 5.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
4.4% 4.6% 4.4%(2009) 4.4%

*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*
19.8% 23.9% 26.3% 28.1% 31.2%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-1.7% -4.7% -2.9% -2.8% -2.4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B+

Moody's rating: B2

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 Honduras

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.4 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.8% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

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

43.9% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.04%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$6.946 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$10.66 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

US 86% (2011)

Imports - major partners

US 49.8%, Guatemala 8.2%, Mexico 5%, El Salvador 4.9% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$523 million US$797 million(2009) US$1,014 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$-1 million US$1 million US$-7 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: 125 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 155 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 179 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 92 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 12 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 169 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 90 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 139 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 65 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 117 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 133 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

90

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 93 Score: 58.8 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

112,492 km2 (2006)

Capital

Tegucigalpa (2009)

Currency

lempiras (HNL) (2009)

Government type

democratic constitutional republic (2009)

Languages

Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Religions

Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
3.63 million 4.9 million 6.23 million 8.2 million 9.09 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
22.7% 34.9% 44.4% 52.2%
Population median age

21 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2% (2011)

Life expectancy

73 years (2010)

Adult literacy

84% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

35.37% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

56.95 (2009)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:4
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

111.83% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

15.9% (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)

Tegucigalpa: 208th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.0341 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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