Markets Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Currency 1505.50 1506 1506 1506 1506 1506
Stock Market (points) 692.61 674 656 638 621 586

Overview Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -15.00 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.20 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5
Inflation Rate (%) 145.85 120 75 44 25 15
Interest Rate (%) 4.53 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -842.45 -600 -620 -650 -1597 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -22.20 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -24.5
Government Debt to GDP (%) 169.00 185 185 185 185 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -11.40 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.2
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 20 24 24 20 20

GDP Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -15.00 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
GDP (USD Billion) 53.37 53.5 53.5 53.5 53.5 55.3
GDP Constant Prices (LBP Billion) 64161.72 51329 65766 65766 69855811 52613
GDP per capita (USD) 5858.20 6100 6100 6100 6100 6168
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 14717.40 14200 14200 14200 14200 14300
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (LBP Billion) 16173.87 15000 15000 15000 15000 15500

Labour Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.20 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5
Population (Million) 6.90 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.7

Prices Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 145.85 120 75 44 25 15
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 284.04 282 362 362 355 408
Food Inflation (%) 402.25 100 35 25 20 10
CPI Housing Utilities (points) 128.77 242 194 174 161 185
CPI Transportation (points) 325.52 266 317 324 407 468

Money Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Interest Rate (%) 4.53 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 9.70 4.91 9.67 9.67 4.91 4.91

Trade Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -842.45 -600 -620 -650 -1597 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -22.20 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -24.5
Imports (USD Million) 1193.13 950 980 1000 1100 1850
Exports (USD Million) 350.69 330 330 390 360 360
Tourist Arrivals 81928.00 15000 29000 100000 290000 380000

Government Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Government Debt to GDP (%) 169.00 185 185 185 185 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -11.40 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.2
Government Budget Value (LBP Million) -588829.00 -690000 -640000 -750500 -700000 -800000
Government Spending (LBP Billion) 13792.71 11034 14138 14138 10528576 11310

Taxes Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 20 24 24 20 20
Sales Tax Rate (%) 11.00 15 15 15 15 15
Social Security Rate (%) 25.50 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 22.50 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3

Business Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Manufacturing PMI (points) 42.20 47 50 51 49 50

Consumer Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2022
Consumer Spending (LBP Billion) 59149.07 47319 60628 60628 62557205 48502
Gasoline Prices (USD/Liter) 1.07 0.9 0.86 0.82 0.77 0.74


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