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South Africa
A vegetable vendor sits next to her stall in Kliptown, Soweto.
GDP: 3.83%
Inflation: 11.78%
Unemployment: 23.2%
Markets: -30.64%
Gallon of gas: $4.64
Interest Rates: 12%


Metals exports such as gold and platinum are hurt by falling precious metals prices, and soaring food and electricity prices are driving a steep increase in inflation. Unemployment had hit a seven-year low in March, but is rising as the economy slows.

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Last updated November 14 2008: 9:27 AM ET
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, stock exchanges, AIRINC
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