Markets Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Currency 9331.30 9366 9388 9409 9431 9474
Stock Market (points) 575.04 554 536 519 502 468

Overview Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 0.20 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 6.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 1.00 1 1 1 1 1.1
Inflation Rate (%) 2.01 3.5 3.8 3.1 3.5 3.5
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 312.66 -362 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) 202.52 -549 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.5
Government Debt to GDP (%) 52.64 57.7 57.7 57.7 57.7 58.2
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.20 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -8
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 24 24 24 24 24

GDP Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 0.20 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 6.5
GDP (USD Billion) 18.17 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9 20.4
GDP per capita (USD) 1840.50 1875 1875 1875 1875 1920
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 7826.40 7490 7490 7490 7490 7950

Labour Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 1.00 1 1 1 1 1.1
Population (Million) 7.12 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4

Prices Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 2.01 3.5 3.8 3.1 3.5 3.5
Food Inflation (%) 5.20 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 114.00 114 116 117 113 118

Money Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Million) 1319.17 941 941 941 941 941

Trade Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 312.66 -362 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) 202.52 -549 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.5
Imports (USD Million) 1245.96 1610 1610 1610 1610 1610
Exports (USD Million) 1558.62 1248 1248 1248 1248 1248
Gold Reserves (Tonnes) 0.88 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Foreign Direct Investment (USD Million) 181.12 250 250 250 250 250

Government Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Government Debt to GDP (%) 52.64 57.7 57.7 57.7 57.7 58.2
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.20 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -8

Taxes Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 24 24 24 24 24
Sales Tax Rate (%) 10.00 10 10 10 10 10
Social Security Rate (%) 11.50 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 6.00 6 6 6 6 6
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 5.50 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5


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