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Summary statistics
Region Central America  
Currency Belize Dollar (BZD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 22966  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 324  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 14.1  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Belmopan (14)  
United Nations membership date 25 September 1981  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 1554  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1398  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1114  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 19.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 4795.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4529.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4097.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 4380.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4016.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3646.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 19.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 15.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 2.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 2.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2.00 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -28  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -46  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -151  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 132  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 95  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 95  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.9 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Age group 14 years and over. April. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 19.5 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Age group 14 years and over. April. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 49.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 48.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 44.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 82.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 82.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 277  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 242  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 237  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 238  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 6  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 50.6 December. Includes Mobile GSM and Pre Mobile Base.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 62.3 December. Includes Mobile GSM and AMPS Post and Pre Mobile Base.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 34.2 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 25.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 14.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 9.2  
Exports (million US$) 2012 340.4  
Imports (million US$) 2012 880.3  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -539.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United States (46.3), United Kingdom (22.8), Netherlands (7.6)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 United States (29.3), Curaçao (14.1), China (12.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.3  
Urban population (%) 2013 44.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 33.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 6.2/5.5  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 99.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 77.0/70.8  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 34.3  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 50.9/15.3 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 92  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 6.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 103.1/102.7  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 62.4  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 10.1/73.5  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 3.1  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 103  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 60.7  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 421/1.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 573.0 UNSD estimate.  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2020 Based on monthly averages for the period 1980-2003.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.3/30.9 Based on monthly averages for the period 1980-2003.  
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