Markets Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Currency 9061.00 9080 9101 9122 9142 9184
Stock Market (points) 591.23 565 547 529 512 478

Overview Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 4.70 0.5 0.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 0.60 0.8 0.8 1 1 1
Inflation Rate (%) 5.46 5.9 5.7 4 3.8 3.5
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 4
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 20.37 -437 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) -349.83 -526 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -11.9 -11.9 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8
Government Debt to GDP (%) 53.34 57 57 57.7 57.7 57.7
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.60 -6.2 -6.2 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24

GDP Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 4.70 0.5 0.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
GDP (USD Billion) 18.17 17.5 17.5 19.9 19.9 19.9
GDP per capita (USD) 1840.50 1800 1800 1875 1875 1875
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 7826.40 7240 7240 7490 7490 7490

Labour Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Unemployment Rate (%) 0.60 0.8 0.8 1 1 1
Population (Million) 6.70 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3

Prices Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Inflation Rate (%) 5.46 5.9 5.7 4 3.8 3.5
Food Inflation (%) 10.80 2.5 2.5 1.5 1.5 2.5
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 112.30 116 117 116 117 121

Money Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 4
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Million) 997.25 956 941 941 941 941

Trade Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 20.37 -437 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) -349.83 -526 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -11.9 -11.9 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8
Imports (USD Million) 1446.94 1596 1610 1610 1610 1610
Exports (USD Million) 1467.31 1160 1248 1248 1248 1248
Gold Reserves (Tonnes) 0.90 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Foreign Direct Investment (USD Million) 170.70 100 100 250 250 250

Government Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Government Debt to GDP (%) 53.34 57 57 57.7 57.7 57.7
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.60 -6.2 -6.2 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5

Taxes Actual Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 2021
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 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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