Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Currency 8972.02 8993 9013 9034 9055 9096
Stock Market (points) 562.30 544 527 510 493 460

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 4.70 0.5 0.5 0.5 5.5 5.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 0.60 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 1
Inflation Rate (%) 6.14 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 4
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 20.37 -437 -437 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) -349.83 -526 -526 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -10.8 -10.8
Government Debt to GDP (%) 53.34 57 57 57 57.7 57.7
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.60 -6.2 -6.2 -6.2 -7.5 -7.5
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24

GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 4.70 0.5 0.5 0.5 5.5 5.5
GDP (USD Billion) 20.20 20.5 20.5 20.5 21.9 21.9
GDP per capita (USD) 1789.10 1952 1952 1952 2034 2034
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 6614.50 6828 7244 7244 6828 7096

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Unemployment Rate (%) 0.60 0.8 0.8 0.8 1 1
Population (Million) 6.70 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Inflation Rate (%) 6.14 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5
Food Inflation (%) 9.90 3 2.5 2.5 1.5 2.5
Consumer Price Index Cpi (points) 112.10 110 113 115 115 119

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 4
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Million) 997.25 956 956 941 941 941

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 20.37 -437 -437 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) -349.83 -526 -526 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -11.9 -11.9 -11.9 -10.8 -10.8
Imports (USD Million) 1446.94 1596 1596 1610 1610 1610
Exports (USD Million) 1467.31 1160 1160 1248 1248 1248
Gold Reserves (Tonnes) 0.90 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Foreign Direct Investment (USD Million) 170.70 100 100 100 250 250

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Government Debt to GDP (%) 53.34 57 57 57 57.7 57.7
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.60 -6.2 -6.2 -6.2 -7.5 -7.5

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Sales Tax Rate (%) 10.00 10 10 10 10 10
Social Security Rate (%) 11.50 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 6.00 6 6 6 6 6
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 5.50 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5


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