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    Swazilandia Econom�a 2000

      Econom�a - descripci�n: In this small landlocked economy, subsistence agriculture occupies more than 60% of the population. Manufacturing features a number of agroprocessing factories. Mining has declined in importance in recent years; high-grade iron ore deposits were depleted by 1978, and health concerns have cut world demand for asbestos. Exports of soft drink concentrate, sugar, and wood pulp are the main earners of hard currency. Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Swaziland is heavily dependent on South Africa from which it receives four-fifths of its imports and to which it sends three-fourths of its exports. Remittances from Swazi workers in South African mines supplement domestically earned income by as much as 20%. The government is trying to improve the atmosphere for foreign investment. Overgrazing, soil depletion, and drought persist as problems for the future.

      Producto Bruto Interno (PBI): purchasing power parity - $4.2 billion (1999 est.)

      PBI - Indice de Incremento real: 3.1% (1999 est.)

      PBI - por capital: purchasing power parity - $4,200 (1999 est.)

      PBI - Composici�n por Sector:
      agriculture: 10%
      industry: 48%
      services: 42% (1997 est.)

      Poblaci�n bajo linea de pobertad: NA%

      Ingreso en casa o porcentage de consumci�n:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Indice de Inflaci�n (precios del consumidor): 6% (1999 est.)

      Fuerza Laboral: NA

      Fuerza Laboral - por ocupaci�n: private sector about 70%, public sector about 30%

      Indice de desempleo: 22% (1995 est.)

      Presupuesto:
      revenues: $400 million
      expenditures: $450 million, including capital expenditures of $115 million (FY96/97)

      Industrias: mining (coal and asbestos), wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates

      Industrial production growth rate: 3.7% (FY95/96)

      Electricidad - Producci�n: 420 million kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - producci�n por fuente:
      fossil fuel: 48.81%
      hydro: 51.19%
      nuclear: 0%
      other: 0% (1998)

      Electricidad - consumci�n: 1.078 billion kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - exportaciones: 0 kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - importaciones: 687 million kWh
      note: imports about 60% of its electricity from South Africa (1998)

      Agricultura - productos: sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts; cattle, goats, sheep

      Exportaciones: $825 million (f.o.b., 1999)

      Exporationes - comodidades: soft drink concentrates, sugar, wood pulp, cotton yarn, refrigerators, citrus and canned fruit

      Exportaciones - socios: South Africa 74%, EU 12%, Mozambique 5%, US, North Korea (1997)

      Importaciones: $1.05 billion (f.o.b., 1999)

      Importaciones - comodidades: motor vehicles, machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals

      Importaciones - socios: South Africa 83%, EU 6%, Japan, UK, Singapore (1997)

      Deuda - externa: $180 million (1999)

      Ayuda economica - recipiente: $55 million (1995)

      Moneda: 1 lilangeni (E) = 100 cents

      Indice de intercambio: emalangeni (E) per US$1 - 6.1237 (January 2000), 6.1087 (1999), 5.4807 (1998), 4.6032 (1997), 4.2706 (1996), 3.6266 (1995); note - the Swazi lilangeni is at par with the South African rand

      A�o Fiscal: 1 April - 31 March

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