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Belize
Summary statistics
Region Central America  
Currency Belize Dollar (BZD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 22966  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 318  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 13.8  
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$) 2011 1474  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1401  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1115  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 2.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 2.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 4636.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 4496.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3968.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 4310.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4180.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3561.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 19.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 18.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 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$) 2011 -31  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -46  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -151  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 88  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 88  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.9 April. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 19.5 April. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 48.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 48.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 44.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 81.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 81.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 250  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 242  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 237  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 21 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 72.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 72.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 46.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 14.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 9.2  
Exports (million US$) 2011 396.2  
Imports (million US$) 2011 835.5  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -439.3  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (56.7), United Kingdom (16.6), Guatemala (6.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (31.5), Curaçao (14.6), China (14.2)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.3  
Urban population (%) 2012 44.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 33.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 6.0/5.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 97.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 77.8/74.9  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 16.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 34.3  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 46.8/15.0 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 133  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 6.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 90.6/97.5 2004.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 62.5  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 10.1/73.5  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 3.1  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 99  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 61.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 414/1.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 587.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2020  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.3/30.9  
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