Bhutan 2002

Yearbook 2002

Bhutan. According to Countryaah website, national day of Bhutan is every August 8. King Jigme Singye Wangchuk, who in 2002 celebrated the 30th anniversary of the throne, wants to replace the absolute monarchy with constitutional monarchy and multi-party systems. Bhutan lacks a written constitution, but a special committee has drafted a constitution to be approved by Parliament. In August, Kinzang Dorji was appointed to the post of Prime Minister, who rotates between the members of the government.

Bhutan Border Countries Map

Economy

Inflation rate 5.80%
Unemployment rate 3.2%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 7,205,000,000
GDP growth rate 7.40%
GDP per capita $ 9,000
GDP by sector
Agriculture 16.20%
Industry 41.80%
Service 42.00%
State budget
Revenue 272 million
Expenditure 350 million
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 12%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 37.6
Lower 10% 2.3
Industrial production growth rate 6.50%
Investment volume
National debt 106.30% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves
Tourism 2014
Number of visitors 134,000
Revenue $ 125,000,000

 

An EU delegation expressed concern that the issue of the nearly 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal has not yet been resolved, despite negotiations between Bhutan and Nepal. Representatives of the refugees have appealed to India for help.