Comoros: Economy

Economic Trivia

Agriculture contributes 50% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2013): France, United Arab Emirates, and Madagascar
Top 3 Exported Goods (2013): Coffee & Spices, Cosmetics, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Fishing; Tourism; Perfume Distillation

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,104,552,493 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.062% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,435 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 183/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.579% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $145,043,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 216.5% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 8.207% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.427% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($41,140,990) (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 263,991 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Services (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Unemployment Rate 6.5% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $390,568,026 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $107,936,319 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.081% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $5,146,840 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $60,932,329 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Comoros’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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