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Summary statistics
Region Southern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 824268  
Population (est., 000) 2348  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2.9  
Capital city Windhoek  
Capital city pop. (000) 356  
Currency Namibia Dollar (NAD)  
UN membership date 23 April 1990  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 12580  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 11141  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7261  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 4.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 6.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 1.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 5461.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5113.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3582.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 5408.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4876.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3526.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 24.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 23.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 10.49 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 6.63 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 6.32 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -540  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -390  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 333  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 189 Index base 2002=100. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 160 Index base 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 114 Index base 2002=100.  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 110 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 86 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 90  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 90  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 90  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 16.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 22.1  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 20.2  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 13.8 Break in series. 2012. October.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 17.7 ISIC Rev.3. 2008. Excluding regular military living in barracks. Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 2004. ISIC Rev.3. Population aged 15-69.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 27.4 Break in series. 2012. October.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 16.3 ISIC Rev.3. 2008. Excluding regular military living in barracks. Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 29.9 2004. ISIC Rev.3. Population aged 15-69.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 54.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 56.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 55.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 63.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 66.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 1176  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 984  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 778  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 14 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 13  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 13  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 110.2  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 89.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 22.1  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 13.9 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 11.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 4.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 6337.2  
Imports (million US$) 2013 7574.5  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -1237.3  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 South Africa (26.7), Botswana (13.7), Switzerland (8.8)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 South Africa (61.8), Switzerland (5.8), Marshall Islands (4.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Urban population (%) 2014 45.7  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 35.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 6.3/4.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 94.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 67.0/61.6  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 33.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.1  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 55.1  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 51.5/2.2  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 4382  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 8.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 93.3/90.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 56.8  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 17.2  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 41.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 105  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 8.7  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 23.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 92.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 32.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 2776/1.3  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 29.0  
Trade Profile
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