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Sector structure of estimated total GDP loss 2011-2015

The main sectors contributing to accumulating GDP loss: internal trade, which lost SYP 967 billion and accounted for 23.2 per cent of the total GDP loss; the government services sector lost SYP 660 billion and accounted for 15.9 per cent of total GDP loss; the mining sector lost SYP 630 billion, making up 15.2 per cent of ...

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Roots of the Crisis (economic growth_3)

A decrease of the investment and particularly public investment contribution to economic growth, and the relatively high contribution of the private consumption affected by the consumption of Iraqi families since HIES showed a decrease in Syrian households spending between 2004 and 2009.  

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Roots of the Crisis (labor force market)

A relatively low unemployment rate (8%) hiding a dramatic decrease in labor force participation rates as the Syrian economy created only 400 thousand job opportunities during the last decade that reduced LFP rate from 47% in 2001 to 39% in 2010 which reflected the fact that economic growth in Syria ...

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