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Venezuela is a state-controlled economy and the fifth biggest in Latin America. From 1997 to 2012, the country has been growing at an average rate of 0.75 percent on a quarter over quarter basis, mostly due to exports of oil. Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world. Oil accounts for 96 percent of total exports and for 12 percent of the GDP. Yet, in order to reach its full growth potential, the country needs to reduce its dependence on oil revenue; increase competition in the energy sector; improve its infrastructure and reduce the levels of poverty and inequality. This page provides - Venezuela GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Venezuela GDP Growth Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 30, 2015.