Economic Trivia

Agriculture provides for 25% of the country's GDP and employs 80% of the population.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): China, France, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Coffee & Spices, Nickel, and Apparel: Non Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Meat Processing; Seafood; Soap; Breweries

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $42,916,802,575 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.188% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,634 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 117/196 (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 %) 7.292% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $3,716,241,963 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 38.3% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 44.753% (2018)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 15.074% (2012)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $80,122,318 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 13,464,363 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 68.169% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 7.396% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 24.436% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 1.659% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $4,488,979,333 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $4,073,064,504 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 58.535% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $612,036,371 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,279,478,188 (2018)
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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, Madagascar’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