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Country Profiles outline a country's economic and political status and background. They give an annual perspective on the long-term political and social issues affecting each country, providing a complete introduction to all international markets. 173 reports on nearly 200 countries present figures and analysis in an historical context. They map out the infrastructure and the major industrial sectors of the economy; and also stand back from the process of change and evaluate longer-term developments.

Revised annually, they organise data from a diverse range of national and international sources into a compact, coherent and standard format. The statistical tables give a five-year run of data on issues such as manufacturing, fiscal policy and unemployment which, together with the text, provide a detailed insight into the structure and functioning of each country.

Country Profiles enhance your ability to make accurate forecasts, strengthen your ability to analyse the effects of infrastructure and major economic sectors on one another, and deepen your understanding of a country and its economy. Country Profiles are equally valuable as regular background briefings and as support for project work.

Country Reports cover nearly 200 countries and help you keep pace with how national, regional and global events will affect your business in the short- to medium term.

Each report examines and explains in depth the issues shaping the countries in which you operate: the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments. Detailed two-year forecasts complement the analysis and pinpoint political and economic developments and trends.


Summary - a one-page synopsis of key economic and political trends.
Political structure-overview of the country's constitution and government, judicial system, main political parties, election dates and key ministers.
Economic structure - key macroeconomic indicators, including GDP (by sector and expenditure), consumer price inflation, trade (by value, commodity and leading source/destination), current-account balance and foreign debt.
Outlook - the Economist Intelligence Unit's view of the country's political and economic prospects for the next two-years.
Analysis of recent trends - discussion of key political developments; the government's attitude towards business; economic policies and development plans; trends in production and demand; monetary and fiscal conditions; wages and prices; sectoral trends; foreign trade; capital flows; exchange rates and foreign debt.

Illustrations-graphic representations of recent economic trends.
Key data-presentation of up-to-date economic statistics.

Last Update 2007.9.10
Original data produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit Limited.