Statistical Data

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Economic Indicators 2011  IS  LI  NO  CH  EFTA  EU27  Japan US 

GDP (in million € at market prices) [1]

10 110

4 379

352 858

476 054 

843 401

12 642 850

4 241 377

10 830 244 

GDP per capita (PPS in €) [1] [2] [3]

28 100

41 700

46 900

36 100

39 600

25 100

27 000

37 100

GDP growth (in %) [1]

3.1% 

1.4% 

1.5% 

2.1% 

na 

1.9% 

-0.8% 

1.8% 

Inflation (in %) [4] [5]

4.2% 

0.1% 

1.2% 

0.1% 

na 

1.6% 

-0.7% 

1.6% 

Unemployment (in %) 

7.1% 

2.3% 

3.3% 

4.0% 

na 

9.7% 

4.6% 

8.9% 

Exports: Goods (in million €) [6]

3 841

na 

114 510 

169 506

287 859

4 183 197

565 249

1 064 258

Imports: Goods (in million €) [6]

3 240

na

66 848

157 557

227 645

4 247 639

575 720

1 599 116

Exports: Services (in million €) [6] 

2 134

na 

31 885

74 245

108 264

1 342 624

77 675

457 879

Imports: Services (in million €) [6]

1 876

na 

32 736

34 939

69 551

1 132 747

100 991

457 879

Total trade balance (in million €) [6] 

860

na 

46 812

51 255

98 927

109 570

-33 741

-401 386

Total trade (in million €) [6]

11 092

na 

245 980

436 248

693 319

10 906 207

1 319 680

3 445 661

Total trade (as % of GDP)

109.7%

na

69.7%

91.6%

82.2%

86.3%

31.1%

31.8%

Net lending (+) / Net borrowing (-) (in % of GDP)

-5.4% 

13.5% 

0.5% 

na 

-4.4% 

na 

na 

Government debt (as % of GDP)

101% 

29% 

35% 

na 

82.5% 

na 

na 

Sources: Eurostat and national statistical offices

[1] Liechtenstein figures are estimates for 2011.

[2] Liechtenstein figures are adjusted by cross-border commuter population.

[3] Japan figures are from 2007.

[4] In Liechtenstein the Swiss national consumer prices index applies.

[5] Japan and US figures are from 2010. National CPI not strictly comparable with HCPI.

[6] Liechtenstein's trade figures are included in Switzerland's trade figures due to the existence of the Swiss-Liechtenstein Customs Union.

 

 

Social Indicators 2011

IS LI NO CH EFTA EU 27 Japan US
Population (on 1 January, in 1 000)
 1960

173.86

16.27

3 568

5 296

9 053

402 607

94 000

186 000

 1980

226.95

25.81

4 079

6 304

10 635

457 053

117 000

231 000

 2000

279.05

32.43

4 478

7 164

11 954

482 768

127 000

285 000

 2011

318.45

36.15

4 920

7 870

13 145

502 369

128 781

312 040

 2030

355.09

39.82

5 788

8 944

15 126

522 342

120 218

361 681

 2050

409.94

39.34

6 366 9 313

16 128

524 053 108 549 403 101
Population growth rate (in %)

0.3%

0.7%

1.3%

1.1%

1.1%

0.3%

1.77%

0.53%

Life expectancy at birth - women [1]

 84.1

 84.2

 83.6

 85.0

na

 83.2

 87.1

 81.3

Life expectancy at birth - men [1]

 80.7

 79.5

 79.0

 80.5

na

 77.4

 80.1

 76.2

Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) [1][2]

 0.9

 2.5

 2.4

  3.8

na

 3.9

 2.5

 6.5

Employment rate (in %) - women

 76.6%

 65.8%

 73.4%

 73.3%

na

 58.5%

 60.3%

 62.0%

Employment rate (in %) - men

 80.3%

 83.1%

 77.1%

 85.4%

na

 70.1%

 80.2%

 71.4%

Expenditure on social protection (as % of GDP)[3]

 24.5%

 25.6%

 26.5%

na

 29.4

na

na

 

Sources: Eurostat and national statistical offices

 

[1] Figures for US and Japan are from 2010.

 

[2] Liechtenstein and Swiss data are provisional.

 

[3] Figures are from 2010.  Japan and the United States do not have same the definition of expenditure on social protection.