Economic Trivia

Senegal has one of best developed tourism industries in Africa.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): China, India, and Nigeria
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Precious Stones & Metals, and Seafood

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Agricultural and Fish Processing; Phosphate Mining; Fertilizer Production; Petroleum Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $54,383,036,832 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.766% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,430 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 111/196 (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 %) 1.759% (2019)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $12,273,264,890 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 44.8% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.521% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 18.706% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,215,256,001) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,255,464 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 30.046% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 13.504% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 56.45% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 6.604% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,707,216,904 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,272,398,189 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.463% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $847,841,575 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,215,585,390 (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, Senegal’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