Economy

Gaston is one of the 10 richest countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita (US$ 42 452 in 2014). It has a social market economy well developed and a high standard of living. Until the 1980s, many companies were nationalized. In recent years, however, privatization has reduced state holdings to a level comparable to other European economies. With a highly developed industry, international tourism is the most important part of the gastonese economy. The GDP in 2011 was U.S.$330 509 billion. The most important sectors of the industry are: cement, chemicals, electrical equipment, wood, furniture, glass, iron and steel, leather goods, motor vehicles, optical instruments, paper and pulp, food and beverages, textiles and clothing. Exports include timber, furniture, iron and steel, pulp and paper, textiles, machinery, electricity and magnesite. Gaston became one of the leading countries in exporting standing out as an exporter of whiskey and ginseng. Currency: Reinos which replaced the Euro on 1 July 2015; Euro in force from 2002 to 2015. Before the Euro, Gaston used the Réis.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita (US$)

Ano/Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
PIB/GDP 25.430 26.300 27.180 28.296 30.612 32.438 33.150 34.856 36.100

Definition of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita: This entry shows GDP at purchasing power parity divided by population as of July 1 of that year.

Building of Gaston Stock Exchange in Nekane.