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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_2)

The weak contribution of real sectors such as agriculture and industry in the economic growth between 2001 and 2010. Whereas, wholesale and retail trade and government services were the main drivers of growth.  

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Roots of the Crisis (economic growth_1)

Syria achieved a relatively high economic growth rate with an average of 4.45% between 2001 and 2010. The main source of economic growth is capital accumulation, whereas, labor and human capital have a relatively weak contribution.  

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Roots of the Crisis (external trade)

A decrease in oil exports and an increase of non-oil exports accompanied with a huge increase in imports have led to a surge in trade balance deficit, whereas the services balance had a surplus due to the flourishing tourism sector.  

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