Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

N/A

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1.353 billion (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

1.95 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2.8% 3.8% -31.3% 2.6% 5.3% 7.8% 9.4% 4.7%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
2.8% 5% 6.4% 8.8%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 340 (2009 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$490 International Dollars (2009 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A 0% 0% 0%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 76.9% 
  • industry: 5.4% 
  • services: 17.7% (2002 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
7.4%(2008) 7.3% 8.5% 5.2%

*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*
388.9% 202.2% 15% 13.9% 14.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-13.2% -13.7% -8.5% -3.4% -3.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

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 Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Liberia

Royal Caribbean Cruises (Hotels & Motels) (2012)

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -818 million (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-60.5% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$506.5 million (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee

Total imports

US$785.3 million (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

fuels, chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods; foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

South Africa 29.9%, US 15.7%, Spain 7.6%, Cote dIvoire 4.9%, Germany 4.2%, Japan 4.1%, China 4% (2011)

Imports - major partners

South Korea 42.4%, China 28.6%, Japan 18.9% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$218 million US$450 million(2009) US$508 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$364 million US$369 million US$372 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: 149 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 38 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 163 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 178 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 104 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 150 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 137 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 45 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 126 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 145 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 159 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

111

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 154 Score: 48.6 (Repressed) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

111,369 km2 (2006)

Capital

Monrovia (2009)

Currency

Liberian dollars (LRD) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

English 20% (official), some 20 ethnic group languages, of which a few can be written and are used in correspondence

Religions

Christian 40%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs 40%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A 3.07 million 3.98 million 4.51 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
18.6% 35.2% 54.3% 48.2%
Population median age

18 years (2010)

Population growth rate

3.3% (2011)

Life expectancy

56 years (2010)

Adult literacy

59% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

94.84% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

38.16 (2007)

(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

49.25% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

3% (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)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.1366 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)