Markets Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Currency 1505.70 1506 1506 1506 1506 1506
Stock Market (points) 602.66 586 571 555 540 510

Overview Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -5.00 -10 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.20 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7
Inflation Rate (%) 136.80 160 85 53 44 25
Interest Rate (%) 4.53 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -525.43 -600 -620 -650 -610 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -27.00 -26.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5
Government Debt to GDP (%) 151.00 160 165 165 165 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -11.40 -14 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 20 24 24 24 20

GDP Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -5.00 -10 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
GDP (USD Billion) 53.37 52.3 53.5 53.5 53.5 53.5
GDP Constant Prices (LBP Billion) 64161.72 68352066 57746 65766 65766 69855811
GDP per capita (USD) 5858.20 5720 6100 6100 6100 6100
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 14717.40 14000 14200 14200 14200 14200
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (LBP Billion) 16173.87 14500 15000 15000 15000 15000

Labour Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.20 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7
Population (Million) 6.90 7.2 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

Prices Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Inflation Rate (%) 136.80 160 85 53 44 25
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 261.28 300 237 316 362 376
Food Inflation (%) 441.00 250 100 35 25 20
CPI Housing Utilities (points) 122.89 283 204 170 174 353
CPI Transportation (points) 227.92 276 223 277 324 346

Money Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Interest Rate (%) 4.53 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 9.70 4.91 9.67 9.67 9.67 4.91

Trade Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -525.43 -600 -620 -650 -610 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -27.00 -26.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5
Imports (USD Million) 798.95 890 950 980 1000 1100
Exports (USD Million) 273.52 290 330 330 390 360
Tourist Arrivals 16586.00 8000 15000 29000 100000 290000

Government Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Government Debt to GDP (%) 151.00 160 165 165 165 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -11.40 -14 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5
Government Budget Value (LBP Million) -588829.00 -650000 -690000 -640000 -750500 -700000
Government Spending (LBP Billion) 13792.71 10301933 12413 14138 14138 10528576

Taxes Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 24.00 20 24 24 24 20
Sales Tax Rate (%) 11.00 11 15 15 15 15
Social Security Rate (%) 25.50 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 22.50 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3

Business Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Manufacturing PMI (points) 42.40 40 50 53 51 49

Consumer Actual Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 2021
Consumer Spending (LBP Billion) 59149.07 61210573 53234 60628 60628 62557205
Gasoline Prices (USD/Liter) 0.78 0.75 0.7 0.67 0.64 0.71


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