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) $2,353,695,077 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 2.8% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $2,828 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 178/196 (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 %) -8.115% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $191,133,465 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 219.6% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.638% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.502% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($41,140,990) (2012)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 221,826 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 56.884% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 13.981% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 29.134% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.71% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $304,608,026 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $124,096,682 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 29.341% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $7,886,496 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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


  1. The World Bank