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Economics

  1. 1. Inflation Rate Inflation Rate- This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
  2. 2. Investment (gross fixed) Invesment (gross fixed) - This entry records total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories, machinery, equipment, dwellings, and inventories of raw materials, which provide the basis for future production. It is measured gross of the depreciation of the assets, i.e., it includes invesment that merely replaces worn-out or scrapped capital.
  3. 3. Budget Revenues (billions) Budget Revenues - This entry includes revenues, expenditures, and capital expenditures. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  4. 4. Budget Revenues (Expenditures) (billions) Budget Revenues - This entry includes revenues, expenditures, and capital expenditures. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  5. 5. Public Debt Public Debt - This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
  6. 6. Industrial Production Growth Rate Industrial Production Growth Rate - This entry gives the annual percentage increase in industrial production (includes manufacturing, mining, and construction).
  7. 7. Agricultural Products <ul><li>United States - wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products </li></ul><ul><li>China - rice, wheat, potatoes, corn, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, apples, cotton, oilseed; pork; fish </li></ul><ul><li>India - rice, wheat, oilseed, cotton, jute, tea, sugarcane, potatoes; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats, poultry; fish </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti - coffee, mangoes, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood </li></ul>Agricultural Products - This entry is an ordered listing of major crops and products starting with the most important.
  8. 8. Industries <ul><li>United States- leading industrial power in the world, highly diversified and technologically advanced; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining </li></ul><ul><li>China - mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products, including footwear, toys, and electronics; food processing; transportation equipment, including automobiles, rail cars and locomotives, ships, and aircraft; telecommunications equipment, commercial space launch vehicles, satellites </li></ul><ul><li>India - textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti - sugar refining, flour milling, textiles, cement, light assembly based on imported parts </li></ul>Industries - This entry provides a rank ordering of industries starting with the largest by value of annual output.

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