General profile: Nicaragua

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
6.150 Millions
28.621 NIO/US$
13 114 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
3.52 %
4.80 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
1 654
3 251
4 839
4 782
Merchandise imports
2 956
4 792
7 076
(e) 7 170
Merchandise trade balance
-1 302
-1 541
-2 236
(e) -2 388
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
9 %9 %48 %48 %43 %43 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
2 4725062822131692 472506282213169
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
531
935
1 437
(e) 1 578
Services imports
448
713
948
(e) 1 082
Services trade balance
83
223
489
(e) 497
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
6.4
4.2
3.7
(e) 3.6
Travel
38.9
33.4
36.8
(e) 40.7
Other services
12.9
23.0
18.7
(e) 18.4
TRADE INDICES
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346346333333305305281281270270234234219219174174165165165165160160156156142142118118106106104104100100106106105105929291919595949492928686838383838888818182828484878788881001003463333052812702342191741651651601561421181061041001061059291959492868383888182848788100
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.8 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
6 321
8 741
12 693
13 114
GDP per capita, current US$
1 175
1 523
2 087
2 132
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.28
3.19
4.93
4.80
Current account balance, % of GDP
-12.40
-9.04
-8.23
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
16.733
21.356
27.257
28.621
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
73.013.131.937.555.573.013.131.937.555.5
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
241.10
489.90
949.90
887.80
FDI outflows
..
15.10
45.00
28.10
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
9.44
9.53
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 197.51 197.51 140.21 140.21 081.31 081.31 016.31 016.3913.6913.6824.8824.8770.3770.3819.98888889509508848848168167687689369364904904344346276273823822872872412412502502012012042041501502672671 197.51 140.21 081.31 016.3913.6824.8770.3888950884816768936490434627382287241250201204150267FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
-22.81
-19.48
-17.74
(e) -19.31
Balance, % of imports
-50.54
-33.63
-32.03
(e) -35.98
Normalized balance
-0.338
-0.202
-0.191
(e) -0.219
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
8893102106111107968695928567
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
61%Male 61%Female
39%Female 39%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
2 000 000
2 710 000
2 590 000
2 590 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
5.25
8.68
8.82
8.84
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
68 545
(e) 101 392
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.14
0.14
0.07
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.14
4.77
5.53
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017