General profile: Liberia

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2019
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.937 Millions
1.000 LRD/US$
2 640 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 96 320 km²
26.97 %
-2.00 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+2.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2019
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchandise exports
131
222
283
528
Merchandise imports
310
710
1 687
869
Merchandise trade balance
-179
-488
-1 404
-340
Export structure by product group in 2019
(as % of total exports)
17 %17 %47 %47 %4 %4 %19 %19 %13 %13 %
Top 5 partners in 2019
(exports, millions of US$)
86686243358668624335
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Services exports
213
(e) 139
(e) 203
(e) 10
Services imports
855
353
295
(e) 240
Services trade balance
-642
(e) -213
(e) -92
(e) -230
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Transport
5.2
-
(e) 0.0
-
Travel
31.5
-
(e) 2.1
-
Other services
63.3
(e) 90.4
(e) 97.9
-
TRADE INDICES
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2061881341051001481851211006548879079735559967015712010810810410010411710311810487959393898886838079
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-2.0 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2019
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
GDP, current
706
1 292
2 075
2 640
GDP per capita, current US$
219
332
464
535
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.28
7.30
0.00
-2.00
Current account balance, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1.000
1.000
1.000
1.000
GDP by expenditure in 2018
(as % of total GDP)
67.723.415.127.456.267.723.415.127.456.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.9 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2019
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2019
FDI inflows
82.81
449.96
626.96
137.80
FDI outflows
436.84
1 518.47
30.39
101.97
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
22.77
31.55
11.41
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
301.3459.9403.5580.1654.4512.0412.7546.8523.01381432484536272771 06198578545021828413210883753723821FDI 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Balance, % of GDP
-115.59
(e) -42.49
(e) -65.97
(e) -22.44
Balance, % of imports
-70.26
(e) -63.25
(e) -74.11
(e) -52.55
Normalized balance
-0.542
(e) -0.463
(e) -0.589
(e) -0.356
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
6373707811215412913013492186262241271213
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2019
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
53%Male 53%Female
47%Female 47%
OTHER INDICATORS
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12.23 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2019
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2019
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
83 592
142 121
201 569
243 265
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
6.17
8.34
7.67
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
53 400
100 000
91 454
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2019
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
..
..
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
..
..
..
..
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 06 November 2020