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ERITREA


Annual growth rate (2002): -1.2%
Per capita income: $153. On a purchasing power parity basis, $700.
Avg. inflation rate (CPI, Asmara, end of period): 23.8% in 2002.

Budget: Income ................. $226 million
Expenditure ...... $453 million

Main Crops:
Sorghum, lentils, vegetables, maize, cotton, tobacco, coffee, sisal; livestock, goats; fish

Natural Resources:
Gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, probably oil and natural gas (currently under exploration), fish

Major Industries: Food processing, beverages, clothing and textiles

NATIONAL GNP