Agriculture remains Nepal's principal economic activity, employing c.70% of the population.The Country's natural resources are quartz, water, timber, hydropower, scenic beauty, lignite, copper, cobalt, and iron ore. It exports carpets, clothing, leather goods, jute goods, grain, herbs, tea, coffee, steel, cement. And it imports petroleum products, gold, machinery.

Descreptive Data

Unemployment, %
Ages 15-24 Population Ratio, %72.509
Population Over 65, %
Net Migration Rate-350000
EIU Country Risk Score
Fitch Sovereign Rating
S&P Sovereign Rating
Moody's Sovereign Rating
Big Mac Index

Economic Data

Ability to Pay
Budget Surplus/def (%GDP)
Currency Reserves ex Gold (BLN USD)7.98.5
GDP per Capita (USD)747733848971
GDP Value (BLN USD)212124
Real GDP YOY%2.7%0.4%7.5%
Reserves 1Y Chg (%)32%7.1%
Total External Debt (%GDP)
Total External Debt (BLN USD)
Inflation (Risk)
CPI (yoy %)12%4.8%3.9%4.2%
Trade Balance
Current Account (% of GDP)5%6.3%-0.4%-8.2%
Exports (BLN USD)
Imports (BLN USD)
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment (%)

Financial Data

Credit Market (Risk)
10Y Bond Spread (10Y UST)
Equity & Banking Sector (Risk)
1Y Price Change (%) ()
EIU Banking Risk
Foreign Exchange (Risk)
3 Month Deposit (%)
FX Vol - 3M Implied Vol
Historical 3M Volatility
Real Effective Exchange Rate
Real Rates (%)

Political Risk

Political Risk Exposure
EIU Political Risk
Risk From Doing Business
Ease of Doing Business Rank94100107105
Starting a Business Rank104105109109
Risk From Government
WGI Control Of Corruption-0.6-0.8-0.8
WGI Govt Effectiveness-1-0.8-0.9
WGI Regulatory Quality-0.8-0.8-0.7
WGI Rule Of Law-0.7-0.8-0.7
Deviation of Nepal's risk relative to Geo Peers
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