Economic Trivia

Agriculture contributes 50% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2013): France, United Arab Emirates, and Madagascar
Top 3 Exported Goods (2013): Coffee & Spices, Cosmetics, and Industrial Machinery

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Fishing; Tourism; Perfume Distillation

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,263,391,524 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.5% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,552 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 184/195 (2017)

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 %) -8.115% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $159,918,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 216.5% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 9.649% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.502% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($41,140,990) (2012)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 211,248 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 54.85% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.401% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 29.749% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 4.341% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,868,230,567 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,148,590,069 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 40.536% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $8,015,631 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $60,932,329 (2012)
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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, Comoros’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

Sources

  1. The World Bank