General profile: Paraguay

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2021
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
6.704 Millions
6 774.163 PYG/US$
38 660 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(q) 397 300 km²
4.79 %
3.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+23.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2021
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchandise exports
3 153
6 505
8 357
10 547
Merchandise imports
3 715
10 033
10 291
13 560
Merchandise trade balance
-562
-3 529
-1 935
-3 012
Export structure by product group in 2021
(as % of total exports)
3 %3 %13 %13 %15 %15 %69 %69 %
Top 5 partners in 2021
(exports, millions of US$)
3 5732 7291 0137732033 5732 7291 013773203
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Services exports
281
715
949
998
Services imports
344
747
1 105
878
Services trade balance
-63
-33
-155
120
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Transport
31.2
32.4
34.1
35.4
Travel
27.5
30.4
33.5
4.8
Other services
34.6
29.9
23.0
23.8
TRADE INDICES
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1281138399103109100101946977675564564254616454444014612594979910010098888089787274726180981051078779
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2021
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
GDP, current
11 306
27 261
36 211
38 660
GDP per capita, current US$
2 064
4 726
5 861
5 767
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.13
11.10
2.96
3.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
-0.60
0.02
-0.21
0.80
Exchange rate (/US$)
6 177.935
4 758.430
5 204.921
6 774.163
GDP by expenditure in 2020
(as % of total GDP)
63.812.919.234.730.663.812.919.234.730.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2021
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2021
FDI inflows
42.00
633.28
377.84
121.59
FDI outflows
..
..
..
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
1.43
1.50
1.53
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
583.7666.0682.9704.1656.9553.6506.6623.3634.1540.7409.9377.3362.6340.8336.0161.3132.0109.598.7140.0151.7122120225156336505378604432725624633101265443161427028263138FDI 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
9.58
2.92
1.50
1.81
Balance, % of imports
26.90
7.75
4.83
5.20
Normalized balance
0.119
0.037
0.024
0.025
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
7163707068656467717377786979808481
LIVING AREA
Population by living area in 2021
(% of population)
Urban
62%Urban 62%Rural
38%Rural 38%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.005 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2021
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2021
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
47
63
81
101
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
1.04
1.00
1.85
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
8 179
10 500
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2021
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.09
0.08
0.23
0.09
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
17.48
27.01
11.53
14.67
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
1.73
..
..
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
***
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