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41277

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Switzerland

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    Background:
     
    Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

    Country name:
     
    conventional long form: Kingdom of Swaziland
    conventional short form: Swaziland
    local long form: Umbuso weSwatini
    local short form: eSwatini
     

    Government type:

    monarchy
     

    Capital:

    name: Mbabane; note - Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital
    geographic coordinates: 26 19 S, 31 08 E
    time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
     

    Administrative divisions:

    4 districts; Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini, Shiselweni
     

    Independence:

    6 September 1968 (from the UK)
     

    National holiday:

    Independence Day, 6 September (1968)
     

    Constitution:

    previous 1968, 1978; latest signed by the king 26 July 2005, effective 8 February 2006 (2013)
     

    Legal system:

    mixed legal system of civil, common, and customary law
     

    International law organization participation:

    accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt
     

    Suffrage:

    18 years of age
     

    Executive branch:

    chief of state: King MSWATI III (since 25 April 1986)
    head of government: Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso DLAMINI (since 23 October 2008); Deputy Prime Minister Themba Nhlanganiso MASUKU (since 2008)
    cabinet: Cabinet recommended by the prime minister and confirmed by the monarch
    (For more information visit the World Leaders website Opens in New Window)
    elections: none; the monarchy is hereditary; prime minister appointed by the monarch from among the elected members of the House of Assembly
     

    Legislative branch:

    bicameral Parliament or Libandla consists of the Senate (30 seats; 10 members elected by the House of Assembly and 20 appointed by the monarch; members to serve five-year terms) and the House of Assembly (65 seats; 10 members appointed by the monarch and 55 elected by popular vote; members to serve five-year terms)
    elections: House of Assembly - last held on 20 September 2013 (next scheduled for September 2018)
    election results: House of Assembly - balloting is done on a nonparty basis; candidates for election nominated by the local council of each constituency and for each constituency the three candidates with the most votes in the first round of voting are narrowed to a single winner by a second round
     

    Judicial branch:

    highest court(s): the Supreme Court of the Judicature comprising the Supreme Court (consists of the chief justice and at least 5 justices) and the High Court (consists of the chief justice - ex officio - and at least 4 justices); note - the Supreme Court has jurisdiction in all constitutional matters
    note - the national constitution as amended in 2006 shifted judicial power from the monarch and vested it exclusively in the judiciary
    judge selection and term of office: justices of the Supreme Court of the Judicature are appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission or JCS, a judicial advisory body consisting of the Supreme Court Chief Justice, 4 members appointed by the monarch, and the JCS head; justices of both courts eligible for retirement at age 65 with mandatory retirement at age 75 for Supreme Court justices and at age 70 for High Court justices
    subordinate courts: magistrates' courts; National Swazi Courts for administering customary/traditional law (jurisdiction restricted to customary law for Swazi citizens)
     

    Political parties and leaders:

    the status of political parties, previously banned, is unclear under the 2006 Constitution and currently being debated; the following are considered political associations
    African United Democratic Party or AUDP [Stanley MAUNDZISA, president]
    Imbokodvo National Movement or INM {headed by the Royal Family]
    Ngwane National Liberatory Congress or NNLC [Obed DLAMINI, president]
    People's United Democratic Movement or PUDEMO [Mario MASUKU, president]
     

    Political pressure groups and leaders:

    Swaziland Democracy Campaign
    Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions
    Swaziland Solidarity Network or SSN
     

    International organization participation:

    ACP, AfDB, AU, C, COMESA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OPCW, PCA, SACU, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
     

    Diplomatic representation in the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Abednigo Mandla NTSHANGASE (since 19 July 2010)
    chancery: 1712 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    telephone: [1] (202) 234-5002
    FAX: [1] (202) 234-8254
     

    Diplomatic representation from the US:

    chief of mission: Ambassador Makila JAMES (since 27 August 2012)
    embassy: 7th Floor, Central Bank Building, Mahlokohla St., Mbabane
    mailing address: P. O. Box 199, Mbabane
    telephone: [268] 404-6441
    FAX: [268] 404-5959
     

    Flag description:

    three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in yellow; centered in the red band is a large black and white shield covering two spears and a staff decorated with feather tassels, all placed horizontally; blue stands for peace and stability, red represents past struggles, and yellow the mineral resources of the country; the shield, spears, and staff symbolize protection from the country's enemies, while the black and white of the shield are meant to portray black and white people living in peaceful coexistence
     

    National symbol(s):

    lion; elephant
     

    National anthem:

    name: 'Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati' (Oh God, Bestower of the Blessings of the Swazi)


    lyrics/music: Andrease Enoke Fanyana SIMELANE/David Kenneth RYCROFT
    note: adopted 1968; the anthem uses elements of both ethnic Swazi and Western music styles

    Economy - overview:
     
    Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Swaziland depends heavily on South Africa from which it receives more than 90% of its imports and to which it sends 60% of its exports. Swaziland's currency is pegged to the South African rand, effectively subsuming Swaziland's monetary policy to South Africa. The government is heavily dependent on customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and worker remittances from South Africa supplement domestically earned income. Subsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population. The manufacturing sector has diversified since the mid-1980s. Sugar and wood pulp were major foreign exchange earners; however, the wood pulp producer closed in January 2010, and sugar is now the main export earner. Mining has declined in importance in recent years with only coal and quarry stone mines remaining active. Customs revenues plummeted due to the global economic crisis and a drop in South African imports. The resulting decline in revenue has pushed the country into a fiscal crisis. Swaziland is looking to other countries, including South Africa, for assistance, but continues to struggle to meet its monthly payroll and fund government programs. With an estimated 40% unemployment rate, Swaziland's need to increase the number and size of small and medium enterprises and attract foreign direct investment is acute. Overgrazing, soil depletion, drought, and floods persist as problems for the future. More than one-fourth of the population needed emergency food aid in 2006-07 because of drought, and more than one-quarter of the adult population has been infected by HIV/AIDS, as of 2013.
     

    GDP (purchasing power parity):

    $6.259 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 164
    $6.259 billion (2012 est.)
    $6.354 billion (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    GDP (official exchange rate):

    $3.807 billion (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - real growth rate:

    0% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 199
    -1.5% (2012 est.)
    0.3% (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - per capita (PPP):

    $5,700 (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 154
    $5,800 (2012 est.)
    $6,000 (2011 est.)
    note: data are in 2013 US dollars
     

    Gross national saving:

    10.1% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 134
    13.4% of GDP (2012 est.)
    4.5% of GDP (2011 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by end use:

    household consumption: 86.2%
    government consumption: 21.5%
    investment in fixed capital: 10.1%
    investment in inventories: 0%
    exports of goods and services: 57.4%
    imports of goods and services: -75.3%
    (2013 est.)
     

    GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

    agriculture: 7.6%
    industry: 47.8%
    services: 44.6% (2013 est.)
     

    Agriculture - products:

    sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts; cattle, goats, sheep
     

    Industries:

    coal, wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel
     

    Industrial production growth rate:

    0.4% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 161
     

    Labor force:

    424,100 (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 158
     

    Labor force - by occupation:

    agriculture: 70%
    industry: NA%
    services: NA%
     

    Unemployment rate:

    40% (2006 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 191
     

    Population below poverty line:

    69% (2006)
     

    Household income or consumption by percentage share:

    lowest 10%: 1.7%
    highest 10%: 40.1% (2010 est.)
     

    Distribution of family income - Gini index:

    50.4 (2001)
    country comparison to the world: 18
     

    Budget:

    revenues: $1.274 billion
    expenditures: $1.316 billion (2013 est.)
     

    Taxes and other revenues:

    33.5% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 73
     

    Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):

    -1.1% of GDP (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 64
     

    Fiscal year:

    1 April - 31 March
     

    Inflation rate (consumer prices):

    6.1% (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 175
    8.9% (2012 est.)
     

    Central bank discount rate:

    6.5% (31 December 2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 52
    6.5% (31 December 2009 est.)
     

    Commercial bank prime lending rate:

    8.5% (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 101
    8.75% (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of narrow money:

    $421.6 million (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 162
    $403.3 million (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of broad money:

    $1.142 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 166
    $1.138 billion (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of domestic credit:

    $763.3 million (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 158
    $762.9 million (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Market value of publicly traded shares:

    $203.1 million (31 December 2007)
    country comparison to the world: 105
    $203.1 million (31 December 2007)
    $199.9 million
     

    Current account balance:

    -$1.5 million (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 61
    $53 million (2012 est.)
     

    Exports:

    $1.603 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
    $1.681 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Exports - commodities:

    soft drink concentrates, sugar, wood pulp, cotton yarn, refrigerators, citrus and canned fruit
     

    Imports:

    $1.545 billion (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 171
    $1.578 billion (2012 est.)
     

    Imports - commodities:

    motor vehicles, machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals
     

    Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

    $801.4 million (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 143
    $741 million (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Debt - external:

    $609.5 million (31 December 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 172
    $604.8 million (31 December 2012 est.)
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

    $NA
     

    Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

    $NA
     

    Exchange rates:

    emalangeni per US dollar -
    9.575 (2013 est.)
    8.2031 (2012 est.)
    7.3212 (2010 est.)
    8.42 (2009)
    7.75 (2008)

    Location:
     
    Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
     

    Geographic coordinates:

    26 30 S, 31 30 E
     

    Map references:

    Africa
     

    Area:

    total: 17,364 sq km
    country comparison to the world: 159
    land: 17,204 sq km
    water: 160 sq km
     

    Area - comparative:

    slightly smaller than New Jersey
     

    Land boundaries:

    total: 535 km
    border countries: Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km
     

    Coastline:

    0 km (landlocked)
     

    Maritime claims:

    none (landlocked)
     

    Climate:

    varies from tropical to near temperate
     

    Terrain:

    mostly mountains and hills; some moderately sloping plains
     

    Elevation extremes:

    lowest point: Great Usutu River 21 m
    highest point: Emlembe 1,862 m
     

    Natural resources:

    asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc
     

    Land use:

    arable land: 10.08%
    permanent crops: 0.86%
    other: 89.06% (2011)
     

    Irrigated land:

    498.5 sq km (2003)
     

    Total renewable water resources:

    4.51 cu km (2011)
     

    Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

    total: 1.04 cu km/yr (4%/2%/94%)
    per capita: 962.1 cu m/yr (2005)
     

    Natural hazards:

    drought
     

    Environment - current issues:

    limited supplies of potable water; wildlife populations being depleted because of excessive hunting; overgrazing; soil degradation; soil erosion
     

    Environment - international agreements:

    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection
    signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
     

    Geography - note:

    landlocked; almost completely surrounded by South Africa

    Nationality:
     
    noun: Swazi(s)
    adjective: Swazi
     

    Ethnic groups:

    African 97%, European 3%
     

    Languages:

    English (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)
     

    Religions:

    Zionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other (includes Anglican, Baha'i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish) 30%
     

    Population:

    1,419,623
    country comparison to the world: 155
    note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
     

    Age structure:

    0-14 years: 36.5% (male 261,715/female 255,949)
    15-24 years: 22.3% (male 160,283/female 156,685)
    25-54 years: 33.2% (male 241,958/female 229,140)
    55-64 years: 4.2% (male 23,739/female 36,469)
    65 years and over: 3.7% (male 21,321/female 32,364) (2014 est.)
    population pyramid:  
     

    Dependency ratios:

    total dependency ratio: 69.7 %
    youth dependency ratio: 63.7 %
    elderly dependency ratio: 6 %
    potential support ratio: 16.7 (2014 est.)
     

    Median age:

    total: 21 years
    male: 20.7 years
    female: 21.3 years (2014 est.)
     

    Population growth rate:

    1.14% (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 105
     

    Birth rate:

    25.18 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 54
     

    Death rate:

    13.75 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 11
     

    Net migration rate:

    0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 80
     

    Urbanization:

    urban population: 21.2% of total population (2011)
    rate of urbanization: 1.19% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
     

    Major urban areas - population:

    MBABANE (capital) 66,000 (2011)
     

    Sex ratio:

    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    25-54 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
     

    Mother's mean age at first birth:

    19.5
    note: median age at first birth among women 25-29 (2006-07 est.)
     

    Maternal mortality rate:

    320 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 36
     

    Infant mortality rate:

    total: 54.82 deaths/1,000 live births
    country comparison to the world: 32
    male: 58.8 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 50.72 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
     

    Life expectancy at birth:

    total population: 50.54 years
    country comparison to the world: 219
    male: 51.04 years
    female: 50.04 years (2014 est.)
     

    Total fertility rate:

    2.88 children born/woman (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 61
     

    Contraceptive prevalence rate:

    65.2% (2010)
     

    Health expenditures:

    8% of GDP (2011)
    country comparison to the world: 63
     

    Physicians density:

    0.17 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
     

    Hospital bed density:

    2.1 beds/1,000 population (2011)
     

    Drinking water source:

    improved: 
    urban: 93.6% of population
    rural: 68.9% of population
    total: 74.1% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 6.4% of population
    rural: 31.1% of population
    total: 25.9% of population (2012 est.)
     

    Sanitation facility access:

    improved: 
    urban: 63.1% of population
    rural: 56% of population
    total: 57.5% of population
    unimproved: 
    urban: 36.9% of population
    rural: 44% of population
    total: 42.5% of population (2012 est.)
     

    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

    26.5% (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 1
     

    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:

    212,900 (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 29
     

    HIV/AIDS - deaths:

    5,500 (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
     

    Major infectious diseases:

    degree of risk: intermediate
    food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
    vectorborne disease: malaria
    water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2013)
     

    Obesity - adult prevalence rate:

    19.7% (2008)
    country comparison to the world: 98
     

    Children under the age of 5 years underweight:

    5.8% (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 84
     

    Education expenditures:

    8.3% of GDP (2011)
    country comparison to the world: 12
     

    Literacy:

    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 87.8%
    male: 88.4%
    female: 87.3% (2011 est.)
     

    School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):

    total: 11 years
    male: 12 years
    female: 11 years (2011)
     

    Child labor - children ages 5-14:

    total number: 28,043
    percentage: 9 % (2000 est.)

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    Telephones - main lines in use:
     
    48,600 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 164
     

    Telephones - mobile cellular:

    805,000 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 160
     

    Telephone system:

    general assessment: a somewhat modern but not an advanced system
    domestic: single source for mobile-cellular service with a geographic coverage of about 90% and a rising subscribership base; combined fixed-line and mobile cellular teledensity roughly 60 telephones per 100 persons in 2011; telephone system consists of carrier-equipped, open-wire lines and low-capacity, microwave radio relay
    international: country code - 268; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2009)
     

    Broadcast media:

    state-owned TV station; satellite dishes are able to access South African providers; state-owned radio network with 3 channels; 1 private radio station (2007)
     

    Internet country code:

    .sz
     

    Internet hosts:

    2,744 (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 158
     

    Internet users:

    90,100 (2009)
    country comparison to the world: 162

    Airports:
     
    14 (2013)
    country comparison to the world: 149
     

    Airports - with paved runways:

    total: 2
    over 3,047 m: 1
    2,438 to 3,047 m: 1 (2013)
     

    Airports - with unpaved runways:

    total: 12
    914 to 1,523 m: 5
    under 914 m: 
    7 (2013)
     

    Railways:

    total: 301 km
    country comparison to the world: 120
    narrow gauge: 301 km 1.067-m gauge (2008)
     

    Roadways:

    total: 3,594 km
    country comparison to the world: 160
    paved: 1,078 km
    unpaved: 2,516 km (2002)

    Electricity - production:
     
    496 million kWh (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 163
     

    Electricity - consumption:

    1.058 billion kWh (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 150
     

    Electricity - exports:

    0 kWh (2012)
    country comparison to the world: 215
     

    Electricity - imports:

    564 million kWh (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 77
     

    Electricity - installed generating capacity:

    149,000 kW (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 164
     

    Electricity - from fossil fuels:

    59.7% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 134
     

    Electricity - from nuclear fuels:

    0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 207
     

    Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:

    40.3% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 59
     

    Electricity - from other renewable sources:

    0% of total installed capacity (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 142
     

    Crude oil - production:

    0 bbl/day (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 147
     

    Crude oil - exports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 208
     

    Crude oil - imports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 144
     

    Crude oil - proved reserves:

    0 bbl (1 January 2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 209
     

    Refined petroleum products - production:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 211
     

    Refined petroleum products - consumption:

    4,567 bbl/day (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 171
     

    Refined petroleum products - exports:

    0 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 146
     

    Refined petroleum products - imports:

    4,761 bbl/day (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 155

    Natural gas - production:

    0 cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 211
     

    Natural gas - consumption:

    0 cu m (2010 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 211
     

    Natural gas - exports:

    0 cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 210
     

    Natural gas - imports:

    0 cu m (2011 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 81
     

    Natural gas - proved reserves:

    0 cu m (1 January 2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 209
     

    Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:

    1.024 million Mt (2011 est.)

    Title: Gross domestic product, current prices (U.S. dollars (Billions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021


    No Stats found
    Exports Opportunities
    Ref Date Received Officials Details Nature of Enquiry

    Title: Volume of imports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Volume of exports of goods and services (Percent change (%))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021

    Title: Total exports of goods and services (Million ZAR, current prices) in Million

    Source: SARS; Quantec

    Date: 07/11/2021

    Title: Population (Persons (Millions))

    Source: World Economic Outlook

    Date: 06/10/2021