Sao Tome and Principe: Economy

Economic Trivia

Cocoa represents about 95% of the country's exports.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): Portugal, Angola, and Belgium
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Cocoa, Cereals, and Coffee & Spices

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Light Construction; Textiles; Soap; Beer

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $591,869,648 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.479% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,176 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 187/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 6.428% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $214,377,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 38.2% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.961% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 3.813% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($103,688,967) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 65,384 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 26.1% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 21.4% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 46.9% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 16.7% (2006)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $171,344,793 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $39,861,634 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 55.396% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $27,098,307 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $69,585,524 (2014)
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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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