Economic Trivia

Almost half of the world's bauxite reserves are found here.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): India, Ghana, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Precious Stones & Metals, Ores, and Printed Material

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Bauxite; Gold; Diamonds; Iron

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $28,575,753,358 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 10.604% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $2,247 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 132/195 (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 %) 8.915% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,489,238,613 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 61.4% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 12.3% (2000)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 10.669% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $519,400,000 (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,887,409 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 66.538% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.886% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 26.577% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.607% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,895,215,566 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $4,474,936,835 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 77.136% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $577,380,000 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $52,370,000 (2017)
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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, Guinea’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