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  • Population: 307,000 BELIZE Area: 22,965 sq km (8,867 sq miles) MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 GDP ($US, billion) 0.83 0.87 0.93 0.99 1.06 1.12 1.21 1.28 1.36 1.34 1.38 GDP (% change) 13.1 5.0 5.1 9.3 4.6 3.0 4.7 1.2 3.8 -1.1 1.0 GDP per capita ($US) 3,331 3,388 3,517 3,611 3,859 3,821 4,028 4,108 4,241 4,045 4,052Current account balance ($US, billion) -0.17 -0.19 -0.17 -0.18 -0.16 -0.15 -0.03 -0.05 -0.14 -0.09 -0.09Current account balance (% of GDP) -20.6 -21.9 -17.7 -18.2 -14.7 -13.6 -2.1 -4.0 -10.1 -7.0 -6.2 Inflation (% change) 0.7 1.2 2.2 2.6 3.1 3.7 4.2 2.3 6.4 2.0 1.5 Unemployment+ (%) - 9 10 13 12 11 9 9 - - - GDP (% change) Inflation (% change) GDP Current account balance 14.0 1.40 12.0 1.20 10.0 1.00 8.0 0.80 $US Billions% 6.0 0.60 4.0 0.40 2.0 0.20 0.0 0.00 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 -2.0 -0.20 Source: IMF World Economic Outlook April 2010+ Source: The World Bank - http://databank.worldbank.org*Numbers in italics represent estimates
  • Population: 307,000 BELIZE Area: 22,965 sq km (8,867 sq miles) MAIN TRADE INDICATORS – GOODS 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Trade Balance ($US thousands) -303,052 -231,064 -385,914 -417,708 -541,486 Total Exported Value ($US thousands) 210,972 207,520 274,429 266,634 295,058 Total Imported Value ($US thousands) 514,024 438,584 660,343 684,342 836,544 Top 10 Markets by % of Total Exported Value (2008) Top 10 Markets by % of Total Imported Value (2008) United States of America 45% United States of America 34% United Kingdom 20% Netherland Antilles 11.9% Costa Rica 17% Mexico 9.4% Netherlands 3% Panama 8.9% Trinidad and Tobago 3% China 8.1% Portugal 2% Guatemala 7% Mexico 2% Netherlands 2% Japan 2% Honduras 2% Jamaica 1% El Salvador 2% Belgium 1% Venezuela 2% Fish, Top 5 Exports by % of Total Exported Value (2008) Vehicles Top 5 Imports by % of Total Imported Value (2008) crustaceans, other than molluscs, Sugars and railway, Electrical, aquatic sugar tramway, 5% electronicinvertebrates confectionery, equipment, 7% nes, 8% Mineral fuels, 13% Commodities not elsewhere oils, distillation specified, 22% Nuclear products, etc, reactors, 40% Edible fruit, boilers, nuts, peel of machinery, etc, Vegetable, fruit, citrus fruit, Mineral fuels, 8% nut, etc food melons, 15% oils, distillation preparations, products, etc, 19% 16% Source: International Trade Centre – www.trademap.org
  • Population: 307,000 BELIZE Area: 22,965 sq km (8,867 sq miles) MAIN TRADE INDICATORS – SERVICES 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Trade Balance ($US thousands) 88,220 142,990 210,720 229,920 219,470 Total Exported Value ($US thousands) 235,310 301,780 362,880 398,080 388,800 Total Imported Value ($US thousands) 147,090 158,790 152,160 168,160 169,330 Top Exports by % of Total Exported Value (2008) Top Imports by % of Total Imported Value (2008) Travel Transportation 41% 72% Travel 24% Other business services 10% Insurance services 13% Government services 8% Other business services 12% Government services 5% Transportation 6% Financial services 2%Communications services 3% Communications services 2% Computer & information services 1% Financial services 1% Royalties & license fees 0.4% Insurance services 0.04% Personal, cultural & recreational services 0.3% Source: International Trade Centre – www.trademap.org