Monday, June 3, 2013

Random Serbia Stuff

It is estimated that 300,000 people left Serbia during the 1990s, and around 20% of those had college or higher education

Lots of old people and low birth rates. Serbia has among the most negative population growth rates in the world, ranking 225th out of 233 countries overall.

Serbia suffers from a high unemployment rate (23.7% as of February 2012) and an unfavorable trade deficit.

The major processed vegetable crops in Serbia are potatoes, tomatoes and pepper. Serbia grows about one-third of the world's raspberries.

89% of households in Serbia have fixed telephone lines, and with over 9.60 million users the number of cell-phones surpasses the number of total population of Serbia itself by 30%. 

1 comment:

  1. 23.7%! That's mind-bogging. Although, of course, many of those are likely engaged in some way in the informal economy.