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Indicators of economy on the Maldives

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product, the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12,230 USD per capita. GDP on the Maldives, on the other hand, reached USD 10,366 per capita, or 5.41 billion USD for the whole country. The Maldives is currently at number 163 among the international economies and is therefore one of the less significant. If this is calculated per inhabitant, taking purchasing power parity into account, then the Maldives rank 73rd in the list of the richest countries.

Inflation on the Maldives in 2021 was around 0.54%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55 percent. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 43.0 percent lower.
The index for perceived corruption in the public sector is 40, which is below average by global standards.


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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

The consequences of the COVID pandemic were drastic on the Maldives. Overall, gross domestic product in 2020 fell from 5.61 billion US dollars to 3.75 billion US dollars. With such a substantial drop of 33.21 percent, the economy on the Maldives is struggling far more than other countries. The tourism sector alone slumped by around 56 percent. The unemployment rate rose from 5.3 to 6.3 percent. The inflation rate fell from 0.2 percent previously to -1.4 percent by the end of 2020.

Unemployment rates in percentages 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Maldives
Total
Maldives
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP5.41 bn USD10,366.29 USD17.177 tn USD33,384.92 USD
Gross national product5.01 bn USD9,601.00 USD16.895 tn USD32,835.37 USD


Development of gross domestic product in millions of USD 1980 - 2021



Imports and Exports 2021

 Maldives
Total
Maldives
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports3.50 bn USD6,714.44 USD8.916 tn USD17,329.02 USD
Exports3.95 bn USD7,575.85 USD9.554 tn USD18,569.19 USD


Development of imports and exports in millions of USD 1977 - 2021

Exports
Imports



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