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Liberia
Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency Liberian Dollar (LRD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 111369  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 4129  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 37.1  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Monrovia (750)  
United Nations membership date 2 November 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 1147  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1074  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 608  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 8.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 278.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 269.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 191.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 219.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 219.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 150.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 19.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 19.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 72.50 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 71.50 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 56.50 Principal rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -737  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -208  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 103  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 101  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 123  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 121  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 9.2  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 2.5 2007. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 48.9  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 47.6 2007. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 57.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 57.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 58.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 64.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 64.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 62.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 49.3  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 39.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 5.0 Mobile cellular subscriptions only.  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 3.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 2.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 ...  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population (%) 2012 48.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 43.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 4.8/3.9  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 101.2  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 58.6/56.4  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 76.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 11.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 96.3/2.4  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 132485  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.8  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 72.2/81.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 35.3 2000.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.3/16.9 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 11.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 149  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 45.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 524/0.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 41.0  
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