Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2011 est.): $183.9 billion; per capita $40,100. Real growth rate: 0.7%. Inflation: 2.5%. Unemployment: 14.4%. Arable land: 16.82%. Literacy rate: 99% (2003 est.)GDP/PPP (2011 est.):$206.8 billion; per capita $40,200. Real growth rate: 1%. Inflation: 2.8%. Unemployment: 6%. Arable land: 52.59%.
barley, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat; beef, dairy products. Labor force: 2.126 million (2011 est.); agriculture 5%, industry 19%, services 76% (2011 est.).
steel, lead, zinc, silver, aluminum, barite, and gypsum mining processing; food products, brewing, textiles, clothing; chemicals, pharmaceuticals; machinery, rail transportation equipment, passenger and commercial vehicles, ship construction and refurbishment; glass and crystal; software, tourism. Natural resources: zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, silver