International Trade in Swaziland

International Trade in Swaziland

It has been six years that the growth rate in Swaziland remains low, which is essentially sustained by exports.  The global economic crisis had an impact in 2009, but it was less significant than what it was expected thanks to a good agricultural campaign.  From 1.2% in 2009, the growth... Read more

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Economic Overview

It has been six years that the growth rate in Swaziland remains low, which is essentially sustained by exports.  The global economic crisis had an impact in 2009, but it was less significant than what it was expected thanks to a good agricultural campaign.  From 1.2% in 2009, the growth rate increased to 2% in 2010, but the country's economy perspectives in a short-term are not too encouraging.

 

 

The country's growth strategy is based on the implementation of structural reforms in order to support employment, to reduce poverty and to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In terms of the budget policy, the government's main challenge in short and medium terms, is to compensate for the considerable drop of revenues expected from the SACU (60% in 2010-2011), which will increase the budget deficit (16% in 2010-2011).  A reduction in budgetary expenses and an increase in fiscal pressure are also projected in the Fiscal Authority Roadmap (FAR) presented in October 2010 and opening the way to a future agreement with the IMF.

The low life expectancy at birth (45.3 years), anchors Swaziland in the group of  "low human development" countries.  In this country, where income inequalities

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