Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Currency 1501.55 1502 1502 1502 1502 1502
Stock Market (points) 917.84 893 869 846 823 777

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -15.00 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.60 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.5
Inflation Rate (%) 157.90 75 44 25 15 15
Interest Rate (%) 10.00 10 10 10 10 10
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -723.36 -600 -620 -1597 -1597 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -22.20 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -24.5
Government Debt to GDP (%) 171.70 185 185 185 185 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -16.50 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.2
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 20 24 20 20 20

GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) -15.00 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
GDP (USD Billion) 53.37 53.5 53.5 53.5 53.5 55.3
GDP Constant Prices (LBP Billion) 64161.72 51329 65766 69855811 69855811 52613
GDP per capita (USD) 5858.20 6100 6100 6100 6100 6168
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 14717.40 14200 14200 14200 14200 14300
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (LBP Billion) 16173.87 15000 15000 15000 15000 15500

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.60 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.5
Population (Million) 6.90 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.7

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Inflation Rate (%) 157.90 75 44 25 15 15
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 330.97 338 362 116 355 408
CPI Housing Utilities (points) 139.59 289 194 116 161 185
CPI Transportation (points) 403.81 318 317 100 407 468
Food Inflation (%) 394.81 35 25 20 20 10

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Interest Rate (%) 10.00 10 10 10 10 10
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 9.70 9.7 9.7 4.91 9.7 9.7

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Balance of Trade (USD Million) -723.36 -600 -620 -1597 -1597 -740
Current Account to GDP (%) -22.20 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -25.5 -24.5
Imports (USD Million) 1006.14 980 1000 1100 1100 1850
Exports (USD Million) 282.78 330 390 360 360 360
Tourist Arrivals 109267.00 29000 100000 290000 290000 380000

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Government Debt to GDP (%) 171.70 185 185 185 185 165
Government Budget (% of GDP) -16.50 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.5 -14.2
Government Budget Value (LBP Million) -40957.00 -640000 -750500 -700000 -700000 -800000
Government Spending (LBP Billion) 13792.71 11034 14138 10528576 10528576 11310

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 17.00 17 17 17 17 17
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 25.00 20 24 20 20 20
Sales Tax Rate (%) 11.00 15 15 15 15 15
Social Security Rate (%) 25.50 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5
Social Security Rate For Companies (%) 22.50 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5
Social Security Rate For Employees (%) 3.00 3 3 3 3 3

Business Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Manufacturing PMI (points) 47.10 47 51 49 53 50

Consumer Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2022
Consumer Spending (LBP Billion) 56011.78 47319 60628 62557205 62557205 48502
Gasoline Prices (USD/Liter) 1.27 0.9 0.86 0.71 0.77 0.74


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