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    Honduras Economy - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with an extraordinarily unequal distribution of income and massive unemployment, is banking on expanded trade privileges under the Enhanced Caribbean Basin Initiative and on debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative. While the country has met most of its macroeconomic targets, it has failed to meet the IMF's goals to liberalize its energy and telecommunications sectors. Growth remains dependent on the status of the US economy, its major trading partner, on commodity prices, particularly coffee, and on reduction of the high crime rate.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $17.46 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      2.5% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $2,600 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 13.5%
      industry: 30.7%
      services: 55.8% (2002 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      53% (1993 est.)

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: 0.6%
      highest 10%: 42.7% (1998)

      Distribution of family income - Gini index:
      56.3 (1998)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      7.7% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      2.3 million (1997 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture 34%, industry 21%, services 45% (2001 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      27.5% (2003 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $607 million
      expenditures: $411.9 million, including capital expenditures of $106 million (1999 est.)

      Industries:
      sugar, coffee, textiles, clothing, wood products

      Industrial production growth rate:
      7.7% (2003 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      3.778 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 50.2%
      hydro: 49.8%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      3.822 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      308 million kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      29,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Agriculture - products:
      bananas, coffee, citrus; beef; timber; shrimp

      Exports:
      $1.37 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      coffee, bananas, shrimp, lobster, meat; zinc, lumber (2000)

      Exports - partners:
      US 69%, El Salvador 3%, Guatemala 2% (2002)

      Imports:
      $3.11 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment, industrial raw materials, chemical products, fuels, foodstuffs (2000)

      Imports - partners:
      US 53.3%, Mexico 4.3%, El Salvador 4.2% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $5.1 billion (2003)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $557.8 million (1999)

      Currency:
      lempira (HNL)

      Currency code:
      HNL

      Exchange rates:
      lempiras per US dollar - 17.35 (2003), 16.43 (2002), 15.47 (2001), 14.84 (2000), 14.21 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Honduras on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Honduras Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Honduras Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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