Economic Trivia

Oil production accounts for 85% of the country's GDP.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, Portugal, and India
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Precious Stones & Metals, and Seafood

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum; Diamonds; Iron Ore; Phosphates

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $198,444,945,932 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -2.133% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $6,441 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 69/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 20.19% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $54,563,366,501 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 49.1% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -10.507% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.581% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $7,402,606,519 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 12,728,920 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 49.057% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 8.268% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 42.676% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 7.253% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $28,397,112,166 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $35,420,915,617 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 54.435% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($5,732,491,335) (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $631,124,523 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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, Angola’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


  1. The World Bank