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Developing Countries


The list of developing countries shown below is adhered to by the ISI, effective from
1 January until 31 December 2018.

World Bank Country Classifications

GNI per capita as calculated by the World Bank Atlas method, 2016,

Used http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.CD for 2018 invoices



Afghanistan Guatemala Pakistan
Albania Guinea Palau
Algeria  Guinea-Bisau Panama
Angola Guyana  Papua New Guinea
Argentina  Haiti Paraguay
Armenia Honduras Peru
Azerbaijan India Philippines
Bangladesh Indonesia Romania
Belarus  Iran, Islamic Rep. Russian Federation
Belize Iraq Rwanda
Benin Jamaica  Samoa
Bhutan Jordan São Tomé and Principe
Bolivia Kazakhstan  Senegal
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Kenya Serbia
Botswana  Kiribati Sierra Leone
Brazil  Korea, Dem Rep. Solomon Islands
Bulgaria  Kosovo Somalia
Burkina Faso Kyrgyz Republic South Africa
Burundi Lao PDR South Sudan
Cabo Verde Lebanon  Sri Lanka
Cambodia Lesotho St. Lucia
Cameroon Liberia St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Central African Republic Libya  Sudan
Chad Macedonia, FYR  Suriname
China Madagascar Swaziland
Colombia  Malawi Syrian Arab Republic
Comoros Malaysia  Tajikistan
Congo, Dem. Rep Maldives Tanzania
Congo, Rep. Mali Thailand
Costa Rica  Marshall Islands Timor-Leste
Côte d'Ivoire Mauritania Togo
Croatia Mauritius Tonga
Cuba  Mayotte Tunisia
Djibouti  Mexico Turkey
Dominica  Micronesia, Fed. Sts. Turkmenistan
Dominican Republic  Moldova Tuvalu
Ecuador  Mongolia Uganda
Egypt, Arab Rep.  Montenegro Ukraine
El Salvador  Morocco Uzbekistan
Eritrea Mozambique Vanuatu
Ethiopia Myanmar Venezuela, Bolivarian Rep. of
Fiji  Namibia Vietnam
Gabon Nepal Palestine, State of  
Gambia, The Nicaragua Yemen, Rep.
Georgia Niger Zambia
Ghana Nigeria Zimbabwe


Countries that are slightly over the amount of US$ 12.476 will be considered a developing country for the year 2018 and their situation will be reviewed for 2019.


The names of the countries are based upon United Nations sources


The designations employed and the presentation of country or area names in this list do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ISI concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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