ALL INDICATORS 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Macroeconomic Indicators                  
GDP (in USD billion) 29.2 35.5 38.4 40.1 44 46 47.9 49.5 50.6
Real GDP Growth (%) 8.5 8.7 7.5 1.5 2.8 2.5 2 1.5 1.8
GDP per Capital ($)  7,186 8,159 8,552 9,148 9,705 10,007 10,531 11,000 11,295
Consumer Price Index (CPI) at Year End*          106          109          114             118 129.5 130.9 99.29* 95.92 98.93
Coincident Indicator (100 in 1993) (At Year End)          210          241          256             266 263 268 293 302          292.2
Exports (in USD million)       3,478       3,484       4,253          4,265 4,483 3,936 4,548 3,981          2,976
Imports (in USD million)     16,137     16,242     17,964        20,158 21,280 21,228 21,137 18,439        18,705
Trade Balance (in USD million) -12,659 -12,758 -13,711 -15,893 -16,797 -17,292 -16,589 -14,458 -15,729
Imports of Industrial Machinery (in USD million) 189 200 228 240 290 300 270 243 237
Foreign Direct Investments (in USD billion) 4 4.8 4.2 3.4 3.7 2.8 3 2.34 2.6
Incoming remittances (in USD billion)  7.2 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.6
Business Indicators                  
Number of Real Estate transactions     85,025     94,046     94,202        82,984 74,569 69,198 70,793 63,386        64,248
Real Estate Sales (in USD million)       6,481       6,956       9,479          8,841 9,175 8,263 9,200 8,010          8,482
Building Permits (in million square meters)          16.1         14.3         17.6            16.4 14.6 12.9 13.5 12.3              9.9
Cement Deliveries  (in million tons)           4.2           4.9           5.2              5.5 5.3 5.8 4.4 5            5.26
Airport Passenger Numbers (in million)           4.1              5           5.6              5.7 5.9 6.3 6.6 7.2              7.6
Number of Tourists (in million)           1.3           1.9           2.2              1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1,69
Beirut Port Activity (out/in in thousand tons)       5,765       6,322       6,469          6,677 7,225 8,268 8,280 8,216          8,737
Number of Vessels       2,055       2,395       2,285          2,167 2,125 2,114 1,962 1,807          1,580
Number of Containers   945,100   994,601   949,155   1,034,249 1,041,756 1,117,334 1,210,413 1,130,296   1,147,219
of which containers in transshipment   417,891   403,411   349,668      449,029 406,787 359,276 428,984 331,686      291,588
Sale of new vehicles     33,428     32,177     33,412        32,455 35,477 36,109 37,816 39,361        36,326
Number of new firms registered (Beirut & Mount-Lebanon)       5,677       7,093       7,667          7,554 6,157 6,299 6,071 6,303          5,787
Electricity Production (in million kWh) 11,189 11,920 12,458 12,397 10,966 12,096 12,522 12,520 13,130
Financial Indicators                  
BDL's Gold Reserves (in USD million) 8,032 10,000 13,014 14,401 15,312 11,104 11,000 9,848 10,705
BDL's Foreign Currency Reserves (in USD million) 17,062 29,200 30,614 30,815 29,972 31,713 32,403 30,638 34,028
BSE Market Capitalization (USD billion) 9.6 12.8 12 .7 10.3 10.421 10.5 11.2 11.2 11.9
Total Volume of Traded Shares (in million) 105.5 102.5 271 78 55 51 96 75 120
Total Value of Traded Shares (in USD million) 1,710 1,038 1,871 515 408 375 661 629 972
Total Checks cleared (value in USD million) 52,485 56,000 67,418 72,103 71,037 72,300 74,200 69,627 68,136
Returned checks (value in USD million)  911 1,101 1,420 1,438 1,140 1,548 1,607 1,530 1,461
Dollarization rate on Deposits (%) 69.6 64.5 63.2 65.9 64.8 66.1 65.7 66.1 65.8
3-month LIBOR Interest Rate 1.8 0.25 0.3 0.56 0.31 0.24 0.26 0.54 0.98
Beirut Reference Rate on $ N/A 5.18 4.67 4.68 5.76 5.89 6.05 6.16 6.54%
Average interest rates on Deposits (LL) 7.2 6.75 5.68 5.63 5.41 5.44 5.56 5.56 5.56
Average interest rates on Deposits ($) 3.33 3.05 2.8 2.83 2.86 2.95 3.07 3.17 3.52
Average interest rate on loans (LL) 9.95 9.04 7.91 7.38 7.07 7.29 7.49 7.45 8.23
Average interest rate on loans ($) 7.47 7.28 6.74 7.02 6.87 6.88 6.97 7.06 7.35
Balance of Payments (in USD million) 3,461 7,899       3,324 -1,996 -1,537 -1,128 -1,410 -3,350 1,238
Banking Indicators                  
Number of Commercial Banks  54 53 54 54 55 56 54 53 50
Number of Investment Banks  12 12 13 15 17 17 16 16 17
Total Number of Banks 66 65 67 69 72 73 70 69 67
Number of Financial Institutions 45 47 50 52 53 55 54 51 50
Number of Payment Cards (in million) 1.56 1.63 1.67 1.78 1.86 2.18 2.43 2.75 2.76
Number of ATM machines 1,140 1,207 1,285 1,326 1,433 1,516 1,603 1,707 1,793
Commercial Banks                  
Number of Commercial Bank-Branches 860 885 912 948 942 1,007 1,020 1,060 1,056
Total Net Profit (in USD million) (local operations)** 1,067 1,197 1,642 1,564 1,563 1,632 1,717 1,865 1,900
Deposits at the Central Bank (in USD million) 25,740 35,755 40,331 47,208 52,540 54,271 63,508 70,557 89,295
Total Assets (in USD million) 94,130 115,097 128,970 140,623 151,932 164,821 175,697 185,989 204,311
Total Deposits  (in USD million) 78,663 95,001 107,239 117,742 127,699 139,166 147,637 154,951 162,495
Loans to the Resident Private Sector (in USD million) 21,068 24,267 30,326 34,236 37,857 41,516 45,382 48,061 51,040
Loans to Non-Resident  Private Sector  (in USD million) 3,979 4,116 4,614 5,151 5,608 5,863 5,517 6,182 6,140
Loans to the Public Sector (in USD million) 25,423 29,072 29,325 29,234 31,141 37,668 37,364 37,813 34,723
Foreign Assets (in USD million) 19,104 23,649 25,736 25,505 26,175 26,625 24,192 23,794 23,100
Claims on Non-Resident Financial sector (in USD million) 11,393 15,025 15,849 14,634 14,400 13,920 12,171 11,561 11,240
Money Supply                  
Currency in Circulation (in million USD) 1,446 1,584 1,800 1,918 2,132 2,137 2,425 2,663 3,046
M1 = Currency in Circulation+Demand Deposits in LL (in million USD) 2,839 3,219 3,801 4,073 4,714 5,068 5,521 6,000 6,739
M2 = M1 + Other Deposits in LL (in million USD) 24,825 34,246 39,417 38,914 43,183 45,726 48,819 52,170 54,679
M3 = M2 +Bonds+Deposits in Foreign Currency (in million USD) 68,843 82,295 92,176 97,263 104,045 111,455 117,990 123,663 132,797
M4 = M3 +Treasury Bills held by the public (in million USD) 72,771 87,186 97,426 102,432 109,276 117,598 124,927 130,968 139,960
Fiscal Indicators                  
Gross Public Debt (in USD million) 46,961 51,025     52,618        53,640 57,704 63,489 66,571 70,324 74,899
Debt in LL (in USD million) 25,841 29,795     32,021        32,740 33,309 37,447 40,854 43,247 46,785
Debt in Foreign Currency (in USD million) 21,120 21,230     20,597        20,900 24,394 26,204 25,680 27,077 28,114
Net Public Debt (in USD million) 41,445 44,055     45,040        46,360 49,134 53,382 57,148 61,550 65,434
Gross Market Debt (in USD million)  31,182 33,995     34,046        33,305 38,859 43,342 44,692 45,638 46,635
Treasury Bills in LL (in USD billion) 25 29 31.3 32.1 32.7 37.3 40.9 43.2 46
Eurobonds (in USD million) 17,794 18,010     17,742        17,966 21,487 23,200 22,800 26,666 26,030
Debt/GDP ratio (%) 157 146 138 134 134 143 140 137 151%
Budget Deficit (in USD million) -2,929 -2,970 -2,103 -1,771 -1,216 -1,772 -2,485 -2,968 -4,944
Budget Deficit/GDP ratio (%) 10.2 8.5 5.5 4.4 2.8 4 5.4 5.8 9.97%
Primary Budget Surplus or deficit (in USD million) 599 1,081       2,023          2,233 2,600 2,206 1,307 725 20.6
Total Tax Revenues (in USD million) 4,775 5,962       6,620          6,559 6,759 6,800 6,893 6,855 7,030
VAT Revenues (in USD million) 1,713 1,920       2,119          2,190 2,173 2,200 2,191 2,096 2,145
Customs Revenues (in USD million) 1,051 1,764       1,859          1,446 1,493 1,430 1,355 1,369 1,404
Telecom Revenues transferred to the MoF(in USD million)  1,152 1,366          635          1,500 1,430 1,430 2,013 1,235 1,266
Total Non-tax Revenues transferred to MOF (in USD million) 1,737 2,040       1,355          2,301 2,180 2,600 2,889 2,193 2,250
Total Expenditures (in USD million) 9,910 11,372     10,078        10,632 10,156 13,700 12,269 12,016 12,947
Salaries, Wages (in USD million) 1,780 2,212       2,226          2,532 2,925 2,986 3,097 3,098 3,156
Debt servicing (in USD million) 3,298 3,848       3,911          3,752 3,621 3,991 4,381 4,678 4,766
Transfers to EDL (in USD million)  1,609 1,496       1,193          1,742 2,261 2,030 2,095 1,135 930
                   
*In  2014, the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) added new components to the CPI and changed the weights of all components, which was reflected in the unusual drop in the CPI that year
**Source: Association of Banks