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ECO403 Assignment 1 Solution Spring 2018

The Case:
Angola is located in southern Africa. It is the 7th largest country in Africa. The total population in Angola was estimated at 27.5 million people in 2016. Major exports are crude oil, petroleum products, wood, fish products, coffee and cotton while major imports are food, textile products and consumer products. Suppose economy of Angola produced only fish, petrol and milk for the year 2016 and 2017. Facts and figures and macroeconomic indicators of the economy of Angola for the year 2016 and 2017 are given in Table-01 and Table-02.
Table-01
2016 2017
Price (Rs) Quantity Price (Rs) Quantity
Fish (Kg) 10 1000 11 1500
Petrol (Liter) 20 2000 20 2500
Milk (Liter) 5 10000 6 11000
Table-02
2016 2017
Real interest rate 3% 3.5%
Employed 11 million 17 million
Unemployed 5 million 2 million
Requirements:
Keeping in view the above facts and figures, in the economy of Angola,
Calculate;
a. Nominal GDP for the year 2017
b. Real GDP for the year 2017 using 2016 as a base year
c. GDP deflator for the year 2017
d. Labor force for the year 2017
e. Unemployment rate for the year 2017
(Note: Write down formula and all relevant steps involved in calculation) Marks: (2+2+2+2+2)

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