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Summary statistics
Region Southern Africa  
Currency Namibia Dollar (NAD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 824268  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 2259  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 2.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Windhoek (380)  
United Nations membership date 23 April 1990  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 12807  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 11033  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7261  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 5.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 6.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 5668.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5063.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3582.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 5655.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4910.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3526.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 21.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 22.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 8.50 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$) 2012 -148 2011.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 105  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 333  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 179 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) 2012 91  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 90  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 92  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 104  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 13.8 Break in series; data not strictly comparable. October.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 17.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2008. Excludes regular military living in barracks. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Age group 15 to 69 years.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 27.4 Break in series; data not strictly comparable. October.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 16.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. 2008. Excludes regular military living in barracks. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 29.9 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Age group 15 to 69 years.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 75.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 75.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 74.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 82.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 82.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.2  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 1027 2011.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 984  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 778  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 109  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 133  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 103.0  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 85.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 21.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 12.9 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 11.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 4.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 5377.0  
Imports (million US$) 2012 7132.0  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -1755.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 South Africa (17.4), United Kingdom (11.7), Angola (9.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 South Africa (69.7), Switzerland (6.0), China (4.0)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population (%) 2013 39.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 36.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 6.2/4.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 94.4  
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, %) 2006-2012 55.1  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 51.5/2.2  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 2989  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 8.4  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 93.3/90.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 56.8  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 7.2/47.9 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 25.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 100  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 8.8  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 3173/1.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 583.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 368 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 13.0/26.6 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
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