General profile: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
12.079 Millions
6.910 BOB/US$
38 365 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 1 083 300 km²
0.74 %
3.30 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+57.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
2 827
6 402
8 726
11 030
Merchandise imports
2 431
5 590
9 766
9 559
Merchandise trade balance
396
812
-1 041
1 471
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
25 %25 %5 %5 %22 %22 %28 %28 %19 %19 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
1 9851 5071 0937356801 9851 5071 093735680
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
657
708
1 243
407
Services imports
682
1 149
2 835
1 991
Services trade balance
-25
-441
-1 592
-1 584
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
22.0
9.6
24.4
47.4
Travel
36.3
43.8
56.3
29.6
Other services
16.1
24.1
12.2
20.3
TRADE INDICES
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9769858984791001451431511321079110686765851413434321319899100958410013414115816614013413913211810510894888892
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
9 549
19 650
33 000
38 365
GDP per capita, current US$
1 018
1 922
2 976
3 176
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
4.42
4.13
4.86
3.30
Current account balance, % of GDP
6.52
4.45
-5.87
2.13
Exchange rate (/US$)
8.066
7.017
6.910
6.910
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
70.718.315.820.525.370.718.315.820.525.3
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.3 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
-238.62
642.95
554.64
594.14
FDI outflows
3.00
-28.81
-1.79
103.84
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
4.89
3.61
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
1 122.11 331.61 388.31 408.01 246.61 191.01 177.01 201.31 110.51 043.0960.21 057.91 134.7594-1 129-2173027123355556571 7501 060859643423513366281-23985197677706736FDI 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
2021
Balance, % of GDP
3.54
2.99
-5.98
-4.96
Balance, % of imports
11.79
9.54
-16.59
-17.73
Normalized balance
0.056
0.046
-0.090
-0.097
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
5139505454546682778174666076686764
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
70%Urban 70%Rural
30%Rural 30%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.006 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
484
166
195
126
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.04
0.05
0.05
0.06
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
3.86
3.46
4.34
3.14
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).
q
Estimated. Data refers to 2020.
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: 20 October 2022