Economic Trivia

More than 80% of the work force is involved in agriculture--small-scale subsistence farming, herding, and fishing.

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

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Oil; Cotton Textiles; Meatpacking; Brewing

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $28,771,062,616 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -7% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,991 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 130/195 (2016)

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 %) 3.67% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,654,990,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 63.5% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.324% (2007)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 3.207% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($37,744,638) (1994)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,602,511 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 87.19% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 4.9% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 7.911% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 5.886% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $3,651,511,384 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,877,700,233 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 39.58% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $559,857,540 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $23,405,782 (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, Chad’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