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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency Liberian Dollar (LRD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 111369  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 4190  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 37.6  
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$) 2012 1492  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1074  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 608  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 11.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 355.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 271.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 186.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 223.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 233.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 135.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 12.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 12.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 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$) 2012 -756 2011.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -415  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -184  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 126  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 120  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 9.2 Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
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) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 48.9 Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
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. (%) 2012 58.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 58.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 58.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 64.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 64.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 62.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 56.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 39.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 5.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 3.8 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 2.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 0.6 2007. ITU estimate.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 ...  
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 (%) 2013 48.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 42.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 5.1/4.4  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 101.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 61.2/59.3  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 61.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 11.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 225.5/5.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 60469  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.8  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 72.4/81.4  
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.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 11.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 151  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 44.6  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 799/0.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 64.0  
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