Serbia (orthographic projection)

We offer a data-driven country report for Serbia that explores inter alia population, international trading relationships, energy consumption, GDP growth, current account balances, and R&D investment. Additionally, CFI quotes from the Big Mac Index (courtesy of The Economist) which gives a rough idea of purchasing power parity. Other authoritative sources include The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, The World Bank, and The International Money Fund. Visit us regularly for updates and new sources of key economic information on Serbia.

Its population in 2018 was 8,762,027 [1]

In 2015, 21.17% of its total energy
consumption was renewable [2]

In 2021, its GDP grew by 7.39% [2]

In 2021 it had a negative Current
Account Balance of US$bn 2.77 [3]

Its unemployment rate in 2021 was 10.09% [3]

Its Expenditure on R&D (as a percentage of
GDP) in 2020 was 0.91% [2]

What free trade areas or economic unions is it a member of?

Member of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) since 01/01/2004

Other members:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Türkiye, Ukraine

What trade deals are there between Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and other countries and economic unions?


What trade deals are there with other countries and economic unions?

Protocol on Trade Negotiations (from 11/02/1973)

Central European Free Trade Agreement (from 01/05/2007)

Türkiye - Serbia free trade agreement (from 01/10/2010)

EFTA - Serbia Free Trade Agreement (from 01/10/2011)

EU - Serbia Stabilisation and Association Agreement (from 01/09/2013)

EAEU - Serbia Free Trade Agreement (from 01/10/2019)

UK - Serbia free trade agreement (from 01/01/2021)

EAEU - Serbia free trade agreement (from 10/07/2021)

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Source: UK Office for National Statistics, October 2022.

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