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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Central America  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 22966  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 367  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 16.1  
Capital city 2015 Belmopan  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 17 2014.  
Currency 2015 Belize Dollar (BZD)  
UN membership date 2013 25 September 1981  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 1699  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1397  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1114  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.6  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 3.3  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 3.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 4831.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4344.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3933.3  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 13.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 12.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 14.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 19.8  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 20.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 16.5  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 66.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 66.7  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 68.8  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 19.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 14 years and over.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 17.9 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 14 years and over.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 62.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 14 years and over.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 11.6 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 13.3 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 11.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 56.1/83.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 51.9/82.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 45.7/81.8 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 134  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 105 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 93  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 105 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 93  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 97  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -136  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -46  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -151  
Exports (million US$) 2015 328.9  
Imports (million US$) 2015 1028.7  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -699.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (40.2), United Kingdom (24.9), Mexico (4.6)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 United States (33.8), Mexico (10.6), China (10.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Urban population (%) 2015 44.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 72.7/67.2  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 57  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 53.9/15.0 Including refugees.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 321  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 146  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 14  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.8 Data revision.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 6.2 2013.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 109.0/114.4  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 81.7/78.1  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 30.1/18.3 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 34.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 3.1  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 50.7 Estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 38.7 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 117  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 60.3 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 517/1.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 10 Estimate.  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 39.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 18.6  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 98.9/100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 93.5/88.2  
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