Overview Venezuela

Rank 35th
Currency Bolívar fuerte (VEF)
Fiscal year calendar
Trade organisations WTOOPECUnasurMERCOSUR , ALBA
GDP $344.2 billion (2010 est.)[1]
GDP growth Increase 4.2%  (2011 est.)[2]
GDP per capita $12,600 (2010 est.)[1]
GDP by sector agriculture: 4.1%, industry: 34.9%, services: 61.1% (2010 est.)
below poverty line
28% (2008 est.) [3]
Labour force 12.67 million (2009 est.)
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture: 13%, industry: 23%, services: 64% (1997 est.)
Unemployment 12.1% (2010 est.)[1]
Main industries petroleum, construction materials, food processing, iron ore mining, steel, aluminum; motor vehicle assembly, real state, tourism and ecotourism
Ease of Doing Business Rank 177th[4]
Exports $57.6 billion (2009 est.)[1]
Export goods petroleum, chemicals, agricultural products, basic manufactures
Main export partners US 35.18%, Netherlands Antilles 8.56% (2009)
Imports $38.44 billion (2009 est.)[1]
Import goods food, clothing, cars, technological items, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction material
Main import partners US 23.66%, Colombia 14.43%, Brazil 9.13%, China 8.44%, Mexico 5.47% (2009)
Public finances
Revenues $39.63 billion
Expenses $41.27 billion; including capital expenditures of $2.6 billion (2005 est.)
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

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