Swaziland Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Swaziland › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Lilangeni, SZL
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 38
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 1,419,623 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 17,364 sq km ; land: 17,204 sq km ; water: 160 sq km
Natural Resources: asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc
Capital: name: Mbabane; note - Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital ; geographic coordinates: 26 19 S, 31 08 E ; time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Swaziland depends heavily on South Africa from which it receives more than 90% of its imports and to which it sends 60% of its exports. Swaziland's currency is pegged to the South African rand, effectively subsuming Swaziland's monetary policy to South Africa. The government is heavily dependent on customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and worker remittances from South Africa supplement domestically earned income. Subsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population. The manufacturing sector has diversified since the mid-1980s. Sugar and wood pulp were major foreign exchange earners; however, the wood pulp producer closed in January 2010, and sugar is now the main export earner. Mining has declined in importance in recent years with only coal and quarry stone mines remaining active. Customs revenues plummeted due to the global economic crisis and a drop in South African imports. The resulting decline in revenue has pushed the country into a fiscal crisis. Swaziland is looking to other countries, including South Africa, for assistance, but continues to struggle to meet its monthly payroll and fund government programs. With an estimated 40% unemployment rate, Swaziland's need to increase the number and size of small and medium enterprises and attract foreign direct investment is acute. Overgrazing, soil depletion, drought, and floods persist as problems for the future. More than one-fourth of the population needed emergency food aid in 2006-07 because of drought, and more than one-quarter of the adult population has been infected by HIV/AIDS, as of 2013.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Swaziland in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 1.661 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)SZL 51.366 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 4.028 Billion
GDP Deflator 129.027 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)SZL 31,030.98 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)SZL 40,038.30 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 3,139.66
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 10.845 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 8,453.44
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.01 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 4.736
Investment (% of GDP) 10.939 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 11.437 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 261.057 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 4.96 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 276.468 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 4.931 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 5.458 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 9.148 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 1.476 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 0.598 %
Population 1.283 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)SZL 14.399 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 27.643 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)SZL 17.224 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 33.067 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)SZL -2.825 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -5.424 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesSZL 52.088 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ 0.02 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) 0.497 %
Economic Indicators for Swaziland 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 39.81 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 1.661 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 51.366 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Swaziland in year 2015 is US$ 4.028 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Swaziland in year 2015 is 129.027 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 31,030.98 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 40,038.30 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Swaziland in year 2015 is US$ 3,139.66 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Swaziland in year 2015 is US$ 10.845 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Swaziland in year 2015 is US$ 8,453.44 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 0.01 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Swaziland in year 2015 is 4.736 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 10.939 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 11.437 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 261.057 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 4.96 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 276.468 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 4.931 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 5.458 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 9.148 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 1.476 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 0.598 %.

Population for Swaziland in year 2015 is 1.283 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 14.399 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 27.643 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 17.224 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 33.067 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL -2.825 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is -5.424 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Swaziland in year 2015 is SZL 52.088 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Swaziland in year 2015 is US$ 0.02 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Swaziland in year 2015 is 0.497 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Swaziland
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Swaziland
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Swaziland
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Swaziland
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Swaziland
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Swaziland
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Swaziland
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Swaziland
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Swaziland
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Swaziland
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Swaziland
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Swaziland
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Swaziland
  Labor Force by Occupation for Swaziland
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Swaziland
  National Budget and Public Debt for Swaziland
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Swaziland
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Swaziland
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Swaziland
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Swaziland
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Swaziland
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Swaziland
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Swaziland
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Swaziland
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Swaziland
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Swaziland
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Swaziland
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Swaziland
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Swaziland
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Swaziland
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Swaziland
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Swaziland
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Swaziland
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  Number of Internet Users for Swaziland
  Internet Penetration Rate for Swaziland
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Swaziland
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Swaziland
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Swaziland
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  Economic Freedom World Rank for Swaziland
  Government Spending for Swaziland
  Monetary Freedom for Swaziland
  Investment Freedom for Swaziland
  Financial Freedom for Swaziland
  Property Rights for Swaziland
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Swaziland
  Freedom from Corruption for Swaziland
  Labor Freedom for Swaziland
  Tariff Rate for Swaziland
  Income Tax Rate for Swaziland
  Corporate Tax Rate for Swaziland
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Swaziland
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Swaziland
  Business Freedom for Swaziland
  Trade Freedom for Swaziland
  Fiscal Freedom for Swaziland
  2016 Score for Swaziland
* Source: HFO
Swaziland Economic Indicators in other Years
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International