Economic indicators for Liechtenstein

GDP and economic growth
Type
Latest value
annual
-1.16


Time coverage
1971 - 2009
annual
6.29


Time coverage
1970 - 2015
annual
168146.02


Time coverage
1970 - 2015
annual
141165.08


Time coverage
2010 - 2010
GDP components
Type
Latest value
annual
38.85


Time coverage
1998 - 2015
annual
2.34
Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Time coverage
1998 - 2015
Money
Type
Latest value
monthly
101.80
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the cost of a basket of goods and services consumed by the average urban household.

Time coverage
12 / 1982  - 07 / 2018 
monthly
0.40
The percentage change in the CPI from one month to the next.

Time coverage
01 / 1983  - 03 / 2018 
monthly
1.19
Percent change in the CPI from the same month last year.

Time coverage
12 / 1983  - 07 / 2018 
monthly
0.9943
The amount of local currency units that can be exchanged for one USD. An increase (decrease) means USD appreciation (depreciation).

Time coverage
01 / 2000  - 07 / 2018 
Labor
Type
Latest value
monthly
1.80
The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Time coverage
01 / 2006  - 12 / 2017 
International
Type
Latest value
monthly
887.09
Exports comprises all transactions of goods and services (sales, barter, or gifts or grants) from residents of a country to non-residents.

Time coverage
03 / 2009  - 06 / 2018 
Governance
Type
Latest value
annual
1.68
The index for Rule of Law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
1.70
The index of Government Effectiveness captures perceptions of the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
2.05
The index for Control of Corruption captures perceptions of the extent to which public power is exercised for private gain, including both petty and grand forms of corruption, as well as capture of the state by elites and private interests.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
1.37
The index of Regulatory Quality captures perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement sound policies and regulations that permit and promote private sector development.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
1.19
The index for Voice and Accountability captures perceptions of the extent to which the citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
1.46
The index of Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others.

Time coverage
1996 - 2016
annual
2
The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).

Time coverage
1972 - 2016
annual
1
The Civil Liberties index from the Freedom House evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties).

Time coverage
1972 - 2016
annual
12.00


Time coverage
1990 - 2017
Taxes
Type
Latest value
annual
13
The highest statutory corporate tax rate at central government level. Rates are provided by KPMG member firms.

Time coverage
2011 - 2018
annual
8
Statutory VAT rates or consumption taxes similar to a VAT. Rates are provided by KPMG member firms.

Time coverage
2011 - 2018
Country risk
Type
Latest value
annual
1
Short Term political risk = Political risk related to short-term export transactions. Political risk covers the risks of foreign exchange shortages, wars, revolutions, natural disasters and arbitrary government actions. Countries are classified into seven categories (from 1-low risk to 7-high risk) reflecting the intensity of political risk.

Time coverage
2014 - 2017
annual
1.0
Long Term political risk = Political risk related to export transactions with a credit period of more than two years. Political risk covers the risks of foreign exchange shortages, wars, revolutions, natural disasters and arbitrary government actions. Countries are classified into seven categories (from 1-low risk to 7-high risk) reflecting the intensity of political risk.

Time coverage
2014 - 2017
annual
1
Special cash transactions are mainly contracting works and projects with long realization periods but payable on a cash basis as the work progresses. Political risk covers the risks of foreign exchange shortages, wars, revolutions, natural disasters and arbitrary government actions Countries are classified into seven categories (from 1-low risk to 7-high risk) reflecting the intensity of political risk.

Time coverage
2014 - 2017
annual
1
Transfer risk = Political risk related to countries’ solvency. Countries are classified into seven categories: from 1 (low risk) to 7 (high risk).

Time coverage
2014 - 2017
annual
1
Risk of expropriation and government action = The risk of expropriation and government action covers the risks of expropriation, breach of contract by the government, a possible negative change of attitude towards foreign investors, and also risks related to the functioning of the judiciary system. Countries are classified into seven categories: from 1 (low risk) to 7 (high risk).

Time coverage
2014 - 2014
annual
1
War Risk = War risk covers the risks of external conflicts and the risks of domestic political violence. Domestic political violence includes terrorism, civil unrest, socio-economic conflicts, racial and ethnic tension and the extreme case of civil war. Countries are classified into seven categories (from 1-low risk to 7-high risk) reflecting the intensity of war risk.

Time coverage
2014 - 2017
Shares of world totals
Type
Latest value
annual
0.00
The population share of a particular country is measured as its population as percent of the total world population in a given year. Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Time coverage
1960 - 2015
annual
0.01
We calculated the world GDP as the sum of the GDP of all countries expressed in current USD. The share of GDP is the GDP of a particular country as percent of the world GDP. GDP at purchaser's prices 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. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used.

Time coverage
1980 - 2015
Infrastructure and transport
Type
Latest value
annual
15935


Time coverage
2002 - 2016
annual
42.31


Time coverage
2002 - 2016
annual
0.04


Time coverage
1990 - 2016
annual
117.61


Time coverage
1990 - 2016
Energy and environment
Type
Latest value
annual
1.74


Time coverage
1998 - 2014
annual
1.79


Time coverage
1998 - 2014
annual
44


Time coverage
2007 - 2014
annual
1.19


Time coverage
2007 - 2014
annual
0.00


Time coverage
1970 - 2015
annual
100.00


Time coverage
1990 - 2016
Agriculture
Type
Latest value
annual
43.1


Time coverage
1990 - 2015
annual
32.25


Time coverage
1961 - 2015
annual
52


Time coverage
1961 - 2015
annual
104.9


Time coverage
1961 - 2014
annual
56


Time coverage
1992 - 2012
annual
13.5


Time coverage
1961 - 2015
annual
101.6


Time coverage
1961 - 2014
annual
85.72


Time coverage
1960 - 2016
annual
101.5


Time coverage
1961 - 2014
annual
69.0


Time coverage
1990 - 2015
Banking system stability
Type
Latest value
annual
57.35
The ratio of the value of liquid assets (easily converted to cash) to short-term funding plus total deposits. Liquid assets include cash and due from banks, trading securities and at fair value through income, loans and advances to banks, reverse repos and cash collaterals. Deposits and short term funding includes total customer deposits (current, savings and term) and short term borrowing (money market instruments, CDs and other deposits).

Time coverage
2014 - 2015
Banking system efficiency
Type
Latest value
annual
0.00
Commercial banks’ pre-tax income to yearly averaged total assets. The numerator and denominator are first aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.

Time coverage
2015 - 2015
annual
1.44
Accounting value of bank's net interest revenue as a share of its average interest-bearing (total earning) assets. The numerator and denominator are aggregated on the country level before division. Note that banks used in the calculation might differ between indicators. Calculated from underlying bank-by-bank unconsolidated data from Bankscope.

Time coverage
2015 - 2015
Economic freedom
Type
Latest value
annual
92
The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).

Time coverage
2013 - 2017
annual
86
The Labor freedom index is composed of six quantitative factors: ratio of minimum wage to the average value added per worker, hindrance to hiring additional workers, rigidity of hours, difficulty of firing redundant employees, legally mandated notice period, and mandatory severance pay. The index is based on data collected in connection with the World Bank’s Doing Business study.

Time coverage
2017 - 2017
annual
90
The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).

Time coverage
2013 - 2018
annual
85
The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.

Time coverage
2014 - 2018
annual
80
The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.

Time coverage
2013 - 2018
Health
Type
Latest value
annual
82.66


Time coverage
1994 - 2016
annual
10.00


Time coverage
1960 - 2016
annual
7.20


Time coverage
1960 - 2016
annual
1.40


Time coverage
2000 - 2016
Education
Type
Latest value
annual
2.56


Time coverage
2003 - 2011
annual
7.68


Time coverage
2003 - 2016
annual
100.25


Time coverage
2003 - 2016
annual
7


Time coverage
1970 - 2017
annual
0.96


Time coverage
2003 - 2016
Globalization
Type
Latest value
annual
24.80
The degree of political globalization is determined by the number of embassies and high commissions in a country, the number of international organizations to which the country is a member, the number of UN peace missions a country participated in, and the number of treaties signed between two or more states.

Time coverage
1973 - 2015
annual
68.47
Social globalization has three dimensions: personal contacts, information flows, and cultural proximity. The sub-index on personal contacts includes international telecom traffic, degree of tourism, transfers, foreign population, and number of international letters. The sub-index on information flows includes number of internet users, share of households with a television set, and trade in newspapers. The sub-index on cultural proximity includes trade in books and number of McDonald’s restaurants and Ikea located in a country.

Time coverage
1973 - 2015
Crime
Type
Latest value
annual
0.0


Time coverage
2005 - 2014
annual
8


Time coverage
2003 - 2015
annual
141


Time coverage
2003 - 2015
annual
514


Time coverage
2003 - 2015
annual
2.7


Time coverage
2000 - 2014
Other indicators
Type
Latest value
annual
0.912
The Human Development Index measures three basic dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Four indicators are used to calculate the index: life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.

Time coverage
2010 - 2015
annual
0.04


Time coverage
1960 - 2016
annual
14.28


Time coverage
1960 - 2016
annual
160


Time coverage
1961 - 2017
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