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General


Population: 7,209,764 (2014), 7,243,007 (2013)
Land Area: 77,474 sq km
Natural Resources: Oil, gas, coal, iron ore, copper, zinc, antimony, chromite, gold, silver, magnesium, pyrite, limestone, marble, salt, arable land
Capital: Belgrade
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Tomislav Nikolic (May 31st 2012)
Head of Government: Aleksandar Vucic (April 22nd 2014)
Languages: Serbian, Hungarian, Bosniak, Romany
Currency: Serbian Dinar (RSD)
Major Religions: Serbian Orthodox 85%, Catholic 5.5%, Protestant 1.1%, Muslim 3.2%, Unspecified 2.6%, Other, Unknown or Atheist 2.6%
Major Ethnicities: Serb 82.9%, Hungarian 3.9%, Romany 1.4%, Yugoslavs 1.1%, Bosniaks 1.8%, Montenegrin 0.9%, Other 8%
Life Expectancy: 75.02 years (2014), 74.79 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 43.68 billion (2013), 37.4 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 80.47 billion (2013), 80.02 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 11,100 (2013), 10,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2% (2013), -1.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 7.9%, Industry 31.8%, Services 60.3% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 23.9%, Industry 16.5%, Services 59.6% (2013)
Industries: Sugar, agricultural machinery, electrical and communication equipment, paper and pulp, lead, transportation equipment
Agriculture Products: Wheat, maize, sugar beets, sunflower, raspberries; beefs, pork, milk
Human Development Index: 0.745 (77th)(2014), 0.769 (64th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 77 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 20.1% (2013), 25.9% (2012)

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Army Size: 65 300 (2004)
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

Serbia is located in the Balkans region of Southern Europe. Serbia is bordered by Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Romania. Serbia's economy suffered after the breakup of Yugoslavia, first by the disintegration of the interior market with other ex-Yugoslav republics, and by sanctions imposed during the Kosovo War. However, since about 2000 the economy has been growing at a strong and steady pace, and promises to continue this trend. Agriculture is a very important sector, with frozen fruits and raspberries being important products.

(2014) Serbia's economy returned to growth in 2013 and this thrend should continue, however it is subject to the performance of its neighbours.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Serbia
Wikipedia: Serbia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/SRB.html

Updated on: December 22nd, 2014