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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Southern Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 824268  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 2514  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 3.1  
Capital city 2015 Windhoek  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 368  
Currency 2015 Namibia Dollar (NAD)  
UN membership date 2013 23 April 1990  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 13429  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 11273  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7261  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 4.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 6.0  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 1.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 5588.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5139.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3582.3  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 6.0  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 9.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 11.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 34.4  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 29.8  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 28.8  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 59.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 61.0  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 60.0  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 31.4 Excluding the institutional population. 2013.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 31.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 29.9 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 69 years. 2004.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 14.4 Excluding the institutional population. 2013.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 12.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 14.8 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 69 years. 2004.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 54.2 Excluding the institutional population. 2013.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 54.7 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 55.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 69 years. 2004.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 26.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 22.1 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 23.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 55.4/62.9 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 56.6/66.3 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 55.5/67.7 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 200 Index base: 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 160 Index base: 2002=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 114 Index base: 2002=100.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 90 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 90  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 90 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 127 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2013.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 116 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -1505  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -717  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 267  
Exports (million US$) 2015 5983.8 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 8531.0 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -2547.2 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Botswana (16.6), South Africa (13.0), Switzerland (12.1) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 South Africa (56.0), Republic of Korea (6.6), China (3.9) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.3  
Urban population (%) 2015 46.7  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 67.0/61.6  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 67  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 93.9/3.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 1176 2013.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 4443  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 34  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 8.9  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 109.5/113.3 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 16.9 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 41.3  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 113.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 14.8 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 105  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 8.6 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 2948/1.3  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 15 Estimate.  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 27.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 23.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 98.2/84.7  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 54.5/16.8  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 1.7  
Trade Profile
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