General Information

Soy and soy derivatives constitute 40% of total exports. Paraguay is a significant producer of electric power and meat, which account for export sales of 23% and 14%, respectively, of the country's exports.
(Source: Central Bank)

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) % of regional GDP GDP per head

USD 29,619

millions

0.5%

 

USD 4,260

 

Economic Statistics (years 2014 - forecast 2019)

National Accounts 2014 2015 2016 2017 f.2018 f.2019
             
GDP growth (%) 4.7% 3.0% 4.0% 4.3% 4.2% 4.0%
Nominal GDP (USD millions) 30,881 27,283 27,424 29,619 34,560 35,960
GDP per Head (USD) 4,639 4,038 4,001 4,260 4,900 5,027
Inflation (%) 4.2% 3.1% 3.9% 4.5% 4.2% 4.1%
Fiscal Balance (% GDP) -0.7% -2.4% -0.5% -0.7% -1.2% -0.9%
General Govt. gross debt (% GDP) 19.7% 24.0% 24.9% 25.6% 26.5% 26.1%
   

Trade Statistics

 

Foreign Trade - Composition        
           
Exports     Imports    
           
By countries     By countries  
Brazil 32.0%   China   33.2%
Argentina 15.9%   Brazil   24.3%
Chile 6.9%   Argentina   13.6%
Russia 5.9%   US   7.8%
           
By products     By products  
Agricultural products 66.8%   Manufactures 76.2%
Fuels and mining prod. 24.8%   Fuels and mining prod. 15.0%
Manufactures 8.1%   Agricultural products 8.6%
   
Balance of Payments (USD millions) 2014 2015 2016 2017 f.2018 f.2019
             
Exports of Goods 12,869 10,642 10,859 11,728 12,807 13,588
Exports growth (%) -4.3% -17.3% 2.0% 7.7% 9.2% 6.1%
Imports of Goods 11,941 10,150 9,617 11,348 12,451 13,011
Imports growth (%) 0.7% -15.0% -5.3% 15.0% 9.7% 4.5%
Foreign Trade (% GDP) 80% 76% 75% 78% 73% 74%
             
Current Account Balance -51 -301 415 -432 -850 -900
% GDP -0.2% -1.1% 1.5% -1.4% -2.5% -2.5%
Foreign Direct Investment 550 530 411 465 725 850
% GDP 1.7% 1.9% 1.5% 1.5% 2.1% 2.4%
   

 

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