Economic Trivia

Due to its strategic location, Djibouti serves as a major transit port and refueling center in the Horn of Africa.

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

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Construction; Agricultural Processing

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $5,938,814,268 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.31% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $5,926 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 165/197 (2021)

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 %) 1.777% (2020)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,678,724,035 (2020)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 37.9% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.726% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 4.431% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $366,358,434 (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 224,866 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 32.396% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 13.262% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 54.342% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 28.386% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $3,414,846,867 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,682,879,345 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 215.063% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $158,230,011 (2020)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $625,536,524 (2020)
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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, Djibouti’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