The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Lebanon expanded 1 percent in 2018 from the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Lebanon averaged 4.29 percent from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 83.28 percent in 1977 and a record low of -56.99 percent in 1976.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Lebanon is expected to be 1.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Lebanon GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Lebanon GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 2.50 83.28 -56.99 1971 - 2018 percent Yearly


Lebanon GDP Annual Growth Rate
Lebanon has a services oriented economy, with banking and tourism being the most important sectors. Due to the Israeli occupation and civil wars, the government had to pledge most of its resources towards constant reconstruction efforts, causing a high level of public debt. As a result, Lebanon depends on foreign aid in order to undergo reforms and strengthen the economy. Despite being a relatively free economy, foreign direct investments are hampered by bureaucracy, corruption and high taxes. The civil war in Syria, which started in 2011, has been slowly destabilizing Lebanon, resulting in decreasing foreign direct investments and a significant reduction in tourism.

Lebanon GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP Annual Growth Rate 1.00 2.50 83.28 -56.99 percent [+]
GDP 56.64 53.39 56.64 2.72 USD Billion [+]
GDP Constant Prices 64161.72 64398.52 64398.52 10861.73 LBP Billion [+]
GDP per capita 6249.80 6271.20 7756.70 2442.70 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 11607.20 11647.00 14406.00 5583.50 USD [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 16173.87 15073.70 16173.87 7742.69 LBP Billion [+]