Economic Trivia

Mali produces the third highest amount of gold in Africa, making it the country's main export product.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): Senegal, South Africa, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Precious Stones & Metals, Live Animals, and Cotton

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Food Processing; Construction; Phosphate and Gold Mining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $41,004,016,528 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.3% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $2,211 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 114/195 (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 %) 1.76% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $4,367,845,760 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.3% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.708% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 3.107% (2007)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($675,835,486) (2014)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 6,933,000 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 57.621% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 8.449% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 33.93% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 7.911% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $6,276,249,599 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,375,590,497 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 49.415% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $265,602,317 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $404,780,840 (2014)
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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, Mali’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