Government of Nepal

Ministry of Industry

Special Economic Zone Authority, Nepal

विशेष आर्थिक क्षेत्र प्राधिकरण, नेपाल

Economic & Social Indicator

Area 147,181 sq.km.
Arable land 26,533 sq km..
Population (2001) 23.15 million
Rate of population growth 2.24 percent
Density of population 157 per sq.km
Rural population 

86 percent

Urban population   14 percent
Economically active population 72 percent
LAND USE (1991) Area sq.km. Percent

Agriculture

26,533

18.0

Forest 55,334 37.6
Snow 22,463 15.3
Pasture 19,785 13.4
Water 4,000 2.7
Other 19,066 13.0
2001/2002
Infant mortality 64.2 per 1000
Life expectancy 61.9 yrs.
Crude birth rate 41 per 1000
Crude death rate 11.5 per 1000
Literacy rate 49.2%
Gross Domestic Product (current prices) Rs. 557869 mln.

Gross Domestic Product (1994/95 constant prices)

 

of which

Rs.  312500  mln
-Agriculture Rs. 121227 mln
-Non-agriculture Rs. 191273 mln.

Rate of growth of GDP

(at factor cost) (2005-06)

1.9%

Per capita GDP (current prices 2005-2006)

 

Gold and foreign currency

US $ 311
Reserves (2004) Rs. 131366 mln
Exports   (2004/05) Rs. 58706 mln.
Imports . (2004/05) Rs. 140473 mln
Trade balance negative (04/05) Rs.  90768 mln.
Balance of payments (2004/05) Rs. 14613 mln.
Foreign debt. (2004/05)
 
Rs. 219641 mln.
(Inflation rate based on urban consumer price index)(2004/05) 4.4 %

Export/Import

 

0.39
Source:    
  Nepal Foreign Investment Opportunities, MOICS  
  Nepal: An Investment Guide of Nepal  
  Opportunities and Condition, UN, ICC  
  Statistical Year book of Nepal 2005  
  MOF, Economic Survey, 2005/2006  
  NPC, Tenth  Five Year Plan 2002-2007  
  Population Census 2001