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Bolivia Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $21.01 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
2.5% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $2,400 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 15%
industry: 33.2%
services: 51.9% (2003 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
12.4% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
70% (1999 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 1.3%
highest 10%: 32% (1999)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
44.7 (1999)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
3.3% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
4.1 million (2003)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Unemployment rate:
11.7%
note: widespread underemployment (2003)
Budget:
revenues: $2.346 billion
expenditures: $2.957 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2003)
Industries:
mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing
Industrial production growth rate:
3.9% (1998)
Electricity - production:
3.901 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 44.4%
hydro: 54%
other: 1.5% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
3.634 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
3 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
9 million kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
44,340 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
49,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Oil - proved reserves:
458.8 million bbl (1 January 2002)
Natural gas - production:
4.05 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:
1.15 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - exports:
2.9 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - proved reserves:
727.2 billion cu m (1 January 2002)
Agriculture - products:
soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; timber
Current account balance:
$50 million (2003)
Exports:
$1.495 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
soybeans, natural gas, zinc, gold, wood (2000)
Exports - partners:
Brazil 26.4%, Switzerland 16.3%, Venezuela 12.2%, Colombia 11.3%, US 10.9%, Peru 4.8% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$1.505 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
capital goods, raw materials and semi-manufactures, chemicals, petroleum, food
Imports - partners:
Brazil 27%, Argentina 21.3%, US 11.4%, Chile 8.9%, Peru 5.5% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$1.096 billion (2003)
Debt - external:
$5.332 billion (2003 est.)
Economic aid - recipient:
$588 million (1997)
Currency:
boliviano (BOB)
Currency code:
BOB
Exchange rates:
bolivianos per US dollar - 7.6592 (2003), 7.17 (2002), 6.6069 (2001), 6.1835 (2000), 5.8124 (1999)
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