Economic Trivia

The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): France, China, and Cameroon
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Wood, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Precious Stones & Metals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Gold and Diamond Mining; Logging; Brewing; Sugar Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $4,460,308,105 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.789% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $956 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 167/196 (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 %) 37.142% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $778,900,287 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 73.3% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.399% (2008)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.132% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($24,675,584) (1994)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,915,442 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 77.323% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 5.404% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 17.273% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 3.68% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $1,042,907,029 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $419,196,578 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 30.092% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $17,994,744 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $0 (1994)
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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, Central African Republic’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