ALL INDICATORS 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Macroeconomic Indicators                    
GDP (in USD billion) 29.2 35.5 38.4 40.1 43.9 46.0 47.8 49.5 49.6 51.5
Real GDP Growth (%) 9.2 10.1 8.0 0.9 2.8 2.6 2.0 0.8 1.0 1.2
GDP per Capita ($) 6,982 8,354 8,850 9,144 9,914 10,399 10,810 11,178 11,105 11,409
Consumer Price Index (CPI) at Year End*          106          109          114             118 129.5 130.9 99.29* 95.92 98.93 104
Coincident Indicator (100 in 1993) (At Year End)          210          241          256             266 263 268 293 302          292.2 318
Exports (in USD million)       3,478       3,484       4,253          4,265 4,483 3,936 4,548 3,981          2,976 2,844
Imports (in USD million)     16,137     16,242     17,964        20,158 21,280 21,228 21,137 18,439        18,705 23,130
Trade Balance (in USD million) -12,659 -12,758 -13,711 -15,893 -16,797 -17,292 -16,589 -14,458 -15,729 -20,286
Imports of Industrial Machinery (in USD million) 189 200 228 240 290 300 270 243 237 257
Foreign Direct Investments (in USD billion) 4 4.8 4.2 3.4 3.7 2.8 3 2.34 2.61 2.63
Incoming remittances (in USD billion) 7.18 7.56 6.91 6.88 6.67 7.57 7.19 7.48 7.61 7.96
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            73,740
Real Estate Sales (in USD million)       6,481       6,956       9,479          8,841 9,175 8,263 9,200 8,010          8,482              9,953
Building Permits (in million square meters)          16.1         14.3         17.6            16.4 14.6 12.9 13.5 12.3              9.9 9.27
Cement Deliveries  (in million tons)           4.2           4.9           5.2              5.5 5.3 5.8 4.4 5            5.26                5.15
Airport Passenger Numbers (in million)           4.1              5           5.6              5.7 5.9 6.3 6.6 7.2              7.6                  8.2
Number of Tourists (in million)           1.3           1.9           2.2              1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.7                  1.9
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              8,629
Number of Vessels       2,055       2,395       2,285          2,167 2,125 2,114 1,962 1,807          1,580              1,909
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       1,305,032
of which containers in transshipment   417,891   403,411   349,668      449,029 406,787 359,276 428,984 331,686      291,588          407,255
Sale of new vehicles     33,428     32,177     33,412        32,455 35,477 36,109 37,816 39,361        36,326            37,222
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              6,251
Electricity Production (in million kWh) 11,189 11,920 12,458 12,397 10,966 12,096 12,522 12,520 13,130            15,030
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 11,962
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 35,806
BSE Market Capitalization (USD billion) 9.6 12.8 12 .7 10.3 10.421 10.5 11.2 11.2 11.9 11.5
Total Volume of Traded Shares (in million) 105.5 102.5 271 78 55 51 96 75 120 84
Total Value of Traded Shares (in USD million) 1,710 1,038 1,871 515 408 375 661 629 972 753
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 68,375
Returned checks (value in USD million)  911 1,101 1,420 1,438 1,140 1,548 1,607 1,530 1,461 1,429
Dollarization rate on Deposits (%) 69.6 64.5 63.2 65.9 64.8 66.1 65.7 66.1 65.8 68.7
3-month LIBOR Interest Rate 1.8 0.25 0.3 0.56 0.31 0.24 0.26 0.54 0.98 1.60
Beirut Reference Rate on $ N/A 5.18 4.67 4.68 5.76 5.89 6.05 6.16 6.54 6.83
Average interest rates on Deposits (LL) 7.2 6.75 5.68 5.63 5.41 5.44 5.56 5.56 5.56 6.41
Average interest rates on Deposits ($) 3.33 3.05 2.8 2.83 2.86 2.95 3.07 3.17 3.52 3.89
Average interest rate on loans (LL) 9.95 9.04 7.91 7.38 7.07 7.29 7.49 7.45 8.23 8.09
Average interest rate on loans ($) 7.47 7.28 6.74 7.02 6.87 6.88 6.97 7.06 7.35 7.67
Balance of Payments (in USD million) 3,461 7,899       3,324 -1,996 -1,537 -1,128 -1,410 -3,350 1,238 -156
Banking Indicators                    
Number of Commercial Banks  53 53 54 54 54 56 55 53 50 49
Number of Investment Banks  12 12 13 15 17 17 16 16 17 16
Total Number of Banks 65 65 67 69 71 73 71 69 67 65
Number of Financial Institutions 45 47 50 53 53 55 55 52 50 49
Number of Payment Cards (in million) 1.56 1.63 1.68 1.78 1.86 2.18 2.43 2.75 2.76 2.63
Number of ATM machines 1,140 1,207 1,285 1,326 1,433 1,516 1,603 1,707 1,793 1,902
Commercial Banks                    
Number of Commercial Bank-Branches 861 885 912 948 962 985 1,020 1,039 1,056 1,065
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 NA
Deposits at the Central Bank (in USD million) 25,740 35,755 40,331 47,208 52,540 54,271 63,508 70,557 89,295 103,412
Total Assets (in USD million) 94,130 115,097 128,970 140,623 151,932 164,821 175,697 185,989 204,311 219,856
Total Deposits  (in USD million) 78,663 95,001 107,239 117,742 127,699 139,166 147,637 154,951 162,495 168,394
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 54,174
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 6,071
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 31,949
Foreign Assets (in USD million) 19,104 23,649 25,736 25,505 26,175 26,625 24,192 23,794 23,100 23,602
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 11,300
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 3,241
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 7,047
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 52,515
M3 = M2 +Bonds+Deposits in Foreign Currency (in million USD) 68,843 82,295 92,176 97,263 104,045 111,455 117,990 123,663 132,797 138,617
M4 = M3 +Treasury Bills held by the public (in million USD) 72,771 87,186 97,426 102,432 109,276 117,598 124,927 130,968 139,960 145,742
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            79,539
Debt in LL (in USD million) 25,841 29,795     32,021        32,740 33,309 37,447 40,854 43,247 46,785            49,139
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            30,400
Net Public Debt (in USD million) 41,445 44,055     45,040        46,360 49,134 53,382 57,148 61,550 65,434            69,339
Gross Market Debt (in USD million)  31,182 33,995 34,031 33,556 39,147 43,641 44,958 45,904 46,635            47,724
Treasury Bills in LL (in USD billion) 25.6 29.6 31.0 31.6 32.2 36.2 39.8 42.1 45.9 49.0
Eurobonds (in USD million) 17,794 18,010 17,737 18,235 21,751 23,571 23,118 24,916 26,030            28,086
Debt/GDP ratio (%) 157 146 138 134 134 143 140 137 151% 155%
Fiscal deficit or surplus (in USD million) -2,921 -2,960 -2,894 -2,341 -3,925 -4,220 -3,073 -3,952 -4,944 -3,756
Fiscal deficit (surplus)/GDP ratio (%) -10% -8% -8% -6% -9% -9% -6% -8% -10% -7%
Primary fiscal deficit or surplus (in USD million) 597 1,078 1,231 1,661 -110 -240 1,307 724 21 1,428
Total Tax Revenues (in USD million) 4,775 5,962       6,620 6,557 6,758 6,711 6,891 6,853 7,030              8,213
VAT Revenues (in USD million) 1,713 1,920       2,119 2,189 2,173 2,187 2,190 2,095 2,145              2,306
Customs Revenues (in USD million) 1,051 1,764       1,859 1445.2259 1,493 1,431 1,355 1,369 1,404              1,435
Telecom Revenues transferred to the MoF (in USD million)  1,152 1,366          635 1500 1,430 1,430 2,012 1,234 1,265              1,284
Total Non-tax Revenues transferred to MOF (in USD million) 1,737 2,040       1,355 2,301 2,180 2,168 2,888 2,192 2,250              2,565
Total Expenditures (in USD million) 9,910 11,372     10,078 10,628 10,153 10,652 12,265 12,012 12,947            14,078
Salaries, Wages (in USD million) 1,780 2,212       2,226          2,532 2,925 2,986 3,097 3,098 3,156  NA 
Debt servicing (in USD million) 3,298 3,848       3,911 4,003 3,816 3,980 4,380 4,677 4,965              5,184
Transfers to EDL (in USD million)  1,609 1,496       1,193 1,742 2,261 2,027 2,094 1,135 927              1,328
*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