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Luxembourg - Economy (Facts)
Economy - overview: This stable, high-income economy - benefiting from its proximity to France, Belgium, and Germany - features solid growth, low inflation, and low unemployment. The industrial sector, initially dominated by steel, has become increasingly diversified to include chemicals, rubber, and other products. Growth in the financial sector, which now accounts for about 28% of GDP, has more than compensated for the decline in steel. Most banks are foreign-owned and have extensive foreign dealings. Agriculture is based on small family-owned farms. The economy depends on foreign and cross-border workers for about 60% of its labor force. Although Luxembourg, like all EU members, has suffered from the global economic slump, the country enjoys an extraordinarily high standard of living - GDP per capita ranks second in the world.
GDP - real growth rate: 6.2% (2006 est.)
GDP (purchasing power parity): $33.87 billion (2006 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $34.53 billion (2006 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $71,400 (2006 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 1%
industry: 13%
services: 86% (2005 est.)
Population below poverty line: NA
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: NA
highest 10%: NA
Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.6% (2006 est.)
Labor force: 203,000 of whom 121,600 are foreign cross-border workers commuting primarily from France, Belgium, and Germany (2006 est.)
Labor force - by occupation: agriculture: 1%
industry: 13%
services: 86% (2004 est.)
Unemployment rate: 4.1% (2006 est.)
Budget: revenues: $19.07 billion
expenditures: $19.79 billion; including capital expenditures of $975.5 million (2006 est.)
Industries: banking and financial services, iron and steel, information technology, telecommunications, cargo transportation, food processing, chemicals, metal products, engineering, tires, glass, aluminum, tourism
Industrial production growth rate: 4.3% (2006 est.)
Electricity - production: 3.203 billion kWh (2005 est.)
Electricity - consumption: 6.14 billion kWh (2005 est.)
Electricity - exports: 2.346 billion kWh (2005 est.)
Electricity - imports: 5.287 billion kWh (2005 est.)
Oil - production: 0 bbl/day (2004 est.)
Oil - consumption: 62,420 bbl/day (2004 est.)
Oil - exports: 283 bbl/day (2004)
Oil - imports: 61,070 bbl/day (2004)
Oil - proved reserves: 0 bbl
Natural gas - production: 0 cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - exports: 0 cu m (2004 est.)
Natural gas - imports: 1.361 billion cu m (2004 est.)
Agriculture - products: wine, grapes, barley, oats, potatoes, wheat, fruits; dairy products, livestock products
Exports: $19.55 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Exports - commodities: machinery and equipment, steel products, chemicals, rubber products, glass
Exports - partners: Germany 19.3%, France 15.5%, Italy 9.5%, UK 9.5%, Belgium 8.8%, Spain 5.3%, Netherlands 4.5% (2006)
Imports: $24.22 billion c.i.f. (2006 est.)
Imports - commodities: minerals, metals, foodstuffs, quality consumer goods
Imports - partners: Belgium 26.3%, Germany 20.1%, China 16.7%, France 8.5%, UK 5.5%, Netherlands 4.2% (2006)
Debt - external: NA
Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Currency code: EUR
Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 0.7964 (2006), 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002)
Fiscal year: calendar year


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