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2. Population (2012 est.): 15,223,680 (growth rate: 1.42%); birth rate: 19.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.06/1000; life expectancy: 75.94; density per sq km: 50
Ecuador is 65th biggest country population wise. The amount of people in Ecuador is reasonable for the size and the geography of the country
6. The economy of Ecuador is based mostly on exports of oil, bananas, shrimp, gold, other primary agricultural products and money transfers from nearly a million Ecuadorian emigrants employed abroad. In 2002, oil accounted for about one-third of public-sector revenue and 40% of export earnings. Ecuador is the world's largest exporter of bananas ($936.5 million in 2002) and a major exporter of shrimp ($251 million in 2002). Exports of non-traditional products such as flowers ($291 million in 2002) and canned fish ($333 million in 2002) have grown in recent years. Industry is largely oriented to servicing the domestic market. Ecuadors economy is efficiently growing and spreading out and becoming stronger as the years go on.