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International Rankings of Belize - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Belize, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Belize, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 45 9 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 147 36000 2020
Internet users - percent of population 56 62 % 2021
Internet users - total 174 248000 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 54 5 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 177 19000 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 82 66 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 179 260000 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 182 656.000 million US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 184 583.000 million US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 40 1 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 97 162.434 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 164 1.315 billion US Dollars 2017
Exports 176 1.044 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 193 1.854 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 60 49.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 83 15.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 54 75.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 142 63.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 70 22.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 44 1.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 77 10.3 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 111 21.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 69 68 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 129 N/A % 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 184 1.252 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 17 15.08 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 101 3.24 % 2021
Labor force 178 176900 US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 36 41 % 2013
Public debt 26 99 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 188 3.505 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 9 15.23 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 127 8800 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 58 5.43 2021
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 168 420.103 million US Dollars 2021
Taxes and other revenues 75 21.16 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 85 8.22 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 64 31.986 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 106 12.2 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 70 19.3 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 128 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 187 541000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 160 992.305 million kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 99 240.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 169 204000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 160 80.300 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 16 97 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 14 97.7 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 11 98.4 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 6 22.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 86 63.6 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 89 13.4 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 67 0.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 120 31.552 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 67 1200 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 83 6.700 million bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 177 3900 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 97 1300 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 177 4161 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 111 36 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 161 0.57 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 164 0.55 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 142 10.51 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 178 6.9 2018
Land use - arable land 133 3.3 2018
Land use - forest 28 60.6 2018
Land use - permanent crops 71 1.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 148 2.2 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 72 0.31 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 122 21.730 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 122 70.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 94 20.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 112 10.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 61 2.3 2025
Urbanization - urban population 125 46.6 2023
Geography
Area - land 152 22806 sq km 0
Area - total 153 22966 sq km 0
Area - water 110 160151 sq km 0
Coastline 119 386 km 0
Elevation - highest point 7 271124 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 128 173 meters 0
Irrigated land 144 35 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 136 542 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 178 6.9 2018
Land use - arable land 133 3.3 2018
Land use - forest 28 60.6 2018
Land use - permanent crops 71 1.4 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 148 2.2 2018
Military
Military expenditures 37 1.1 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 29 3.88 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 50 0.17 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 76 1.19 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 67 5.93 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 58 0.68 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 73 18 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 1 22.2 2016
Child marriage - women married by age 15 25 6.3 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 14 33.5 0
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 61 4.6 % 1516
Contraceptive prevalence rate 69 51.4 % 1516
Current health expenditure 49 6.9 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 39 64.3 % 2023
Death rate 75 5.2 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 123 7.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 50 13.5 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 120 49.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 83 42.3 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 105 0.6 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 99 0.3 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 64 0 % of population 0
Education expenditures 9 8.7 % of GDP 2021
Gross reproduction rate 69 1.02 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 128 10.2122 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 110 12.4 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 108 11.3 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 166 75.6144 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 82 71.9 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 85 73.7 years 2023
Literacy - definition 3 N/A 2024
Literacy - female 122 N/A % 0
Literacy - male 100 N/A % 0
Literacy - total population 110 N/A % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 57 130 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 171 26.816 years 0
Median age - male 114 26.1 years 0
Median age - total 108 26.4 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 42 1.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 51 24.1 % 2016
Physicians density 106 1.08 physicians/1,000 population 2018
Population 176 419137 2023
Population growth rate 59 1.47 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 9 99.1 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 95 4.3 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 100 2.7 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 86 0.9 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 24 0.99 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 23 0.9 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 21 0.98 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 84 2.08 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 61 2.3 2025
Urbanization - urban population 125 46.6 2023
Transportation
Airports 102 27 2024
Heliports 61 5 2024
Merchant marine - total 31 774 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 101 3.780 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 92 1.298 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 76 28 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 26 2 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 106 601 km 0
Roadways - total 101 3281 km 0
Waterways 69 825 km 2011

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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