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