Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Stock Market (points) 550.20 541 523 506 490 457
Currency 9393.00 9396 9417 9439 9460 9504

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 0.20 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 6.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 1.00 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6
Inflation Rate (%) 2.48 2.5 3.1 3.5 3.2 3.6
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 312.66 -362 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) 202.52 -549 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.5
Government Debt to GDP (%) 52.64 57.7 57.7 57.7 57.7 58.2
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.20 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -8
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 24 24 24 24 24
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24

GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 0.20 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 6.5
GDP (USD Billion) 18.17 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9 20.4
GDP per capita (USD) 1840.50 1875 1875 1875 1875 1920
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 7826.40 7490 7490 7490 7490 7950

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 1.00 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6
Population (Million) 7.12 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.4

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 2.48 2.5 3.1 3.5 3.2 3.6
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 114.40 114 115 113 118 122
Food Inflation (%) 2.40 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Interest Rate (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Million) 1319.17 941 941 941 941 941

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Balance of Trade (USD Million) 312.66 -362 -362 -362 -362 -362
Current Account (USD Million) 202.52 -549 -549 -549 -549 -549
Current Account to GDP (%) -7.20 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.8 -10.5
Exports (USD Million) 1558.62 1248 1248 1248 1248 1248
Imports (USD Million) 1245.96 1610 1610 1610 1610 1610
Gold Reserves (Tonnes) 0.88 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9
Foreign Direct Investment (USD Million) 181.12 250 250 250 250 250

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Government Debt to GDP (%) 52.64 57.7 57.7 57.7 57.7 58.2
Government Budget (% of GDP) -3.20 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -7.5 -8

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 24 24 24 24 24
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 24.00 24 24 24 24 24
Sales Tax Rate (%) 10.00 10 10 10 10 10
Social Security Rate (%) 11.50 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 6.00 6 6 6 6 6
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 5.50 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5


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