Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

$493 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 2 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

3 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
-31.3% 2.6% 5.9% 8.4% 12.9% 6.0% 5.1% 6.1%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
7.9% 8.3% 8.0% 7.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 511 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$744 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
N/A N/A 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

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

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
8.5% 6.8% 7.6% 8.1%

*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*
33.6% 29.8% 27.3% 29.5% 33.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-5.7% -3.1% -1.7% -1.4% -8.7%

*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 Liberia

Royal Caribbean Cruises (Hotels & Motels) (2012)

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -1.034 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-48.339% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

32.4% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 929.8 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

rubber, timber, iron, diamonds, cocoa, coffee

Total imports

US$ 2,457 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

China 24%, US 15.3%, Spain 11%, Algeria 6.5%, Thailand 4.5%, Malaysia 4.1%, France 4% (2012)

Imports - major partners

South Korea 26.7%, China 24.4%, Singapore 23.2%, Japan 16.1% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 508 million US$ 985 million US$ 1,061 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 372 million US$ 1,354 million US$ 698 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: 144 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 31 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 165 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 181 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 86 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 147 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 142 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 42 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 129 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 142 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 161 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 138 Score: 52.4 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC 0

Total area

111,369 sq km

Capital

Monrovia

Currency

Liberian dollars (LRD)

Government type

republic

Languages

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

Religions

Christian 85.6%, Muslim 12.2%, Traditional 0.6%, other 0.2%, none 1.4% (2008 Census)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
N/A 2.709 million 3.778 million 4.187 million 4.724 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
18.6% 35% 44% 49%
Population median age

17.9 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.52% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

58.21 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

60.8% (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

94.9% (2007)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

38.2 (2007)
(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.0%   Mobile  59.5% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

4.60% (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)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.2 (2010)