Eritrea: Economic growth

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 Eritrea

Economic growth: the rate of change of real GDP

 Latest value 8.68
 Year 2011
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1993 - 2011
 Average 3.78
 Min - Max -9.78 - 21.22
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1993 to 2011. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 3.78 percent with a minimum of -9.78 percent in 2008 and a maximum of 21.22 percent in 1994. The latest value from 2011 is 8.68 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 190 countries is 3.82 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Eritrea - Economic growth - recent values

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Eritrea - Economic growth - historical chart - 1993-2011




Economic growth in Eritrea and other countries is calculated as the percent change in the GDP from one year to the next. It measures whether production has increased or decreased, and by how much.

Looking across many countries and over long periods of time, the average rate of economic growth is about 2-3 percent per year. That changes from year to year as the economy goes through recessions and expansions. However, if an economy routinely grows at about 5 percent or more per year, this is a substantial rate of economic growth. Economic growth of 7-8 percent is extraordinary.
Definition: Annual percentage growth rate of GDP at market prices based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2015 prices, expressed in U.S. dollars. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Economic growth 8.68 2011 percent
 GDP, constant dollars 2.3 2011 billion U.S. dollars
 GDP, current U.S. dollars 2.07 2011 billion U.S. dollars
 GDP per capita, current dollars 643.79 2011 U.S. dollars
 GDP per capita, constant dollars 702.40 2011 U.S. dollars
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