Source
Central bank

Bank of Namibia

International Reserves

US$ 1.787 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 12.72 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

16.587 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1.2% 4.8% 4.3% 12.3% 2.5% 7.1% 5.4% 3.4%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-0.4% 6.6% 3.6% 4%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 5,901 (2008 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$7,694 International Dollars (2008 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 7.1% 
  • industry: 34.4% 
  • services: 58.5% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
8.8%(2008) 4.5% 5.8% 6.7%

*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*
17.7% 15.9% 15.7% 21.9% 25.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
2.6% -1.1% -4.8% -7.9% -5.4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: Baa3

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
US$846.3 million US$1.176 billion US$1.152 billion
Largest companies in Namibia

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -562 million (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-4.4% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

38.9% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$4.657 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, processed fish, karakul skins

Total imports

US$5.762 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Exports - major partners

N/A

Imports - major partners

N/A

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$552 million US$712 million(2009) US$900 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$-3 million US$5 million US$-3 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: 87 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 133 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 41 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 169 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 40 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 82 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 140 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 112 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 56 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 87 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 59 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

92

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 76 Score: 61.9 (Moderately Free) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

824,292 km2 (2006)

Capital

Windhoek (2009)

Currency

Namibian dollars (NAD) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

English 7% (official), Afrikaans common language of most of the population and about 60% of the white population, German 32%, indigenous languages 1% (includes Oshivambo, Herero, Nama)

Religions

Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A 1.35 million 1.83 million 2.16 million 2.25 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
17.9% 25.1% 32.4% 38.4%
Population median age

21 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.8% (2011)

Life expectancy

62 years (2010)

Adult literacy

89% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

62.20% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

63.9 (2004)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:2
Civil Liberties:2 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

110.98% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

12% (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)

Windhoek: 198th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.5994 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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