Togo: Economy

Economic Trivia

Togo is one of the largest phosphate producers in the world.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2012): China, France, and Burkina Faso
Top 3 Exported Goods (2013): Natural Minerals & Stone, Ships & Boats, and Plastics

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Phosphate Mining; Agricultural Processing; Cement; Handicrafts

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $10,166,292,676 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.709% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,429 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 152/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.19% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $903,358,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.5% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 9.814% (2012)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.732% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($568,256,387) (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 3,318,091 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 54.1% (2006)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.8% (2006)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 37.5% (2006)
Unemployment Rate 6.9% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $4,553,994,089 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,277,175,086 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 91.846% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $292,085,515 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $437,001,226 (2013)
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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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