Economic Trivia

Togo is one of the largest phosphate producers in the world.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): China, France, and Burkina Faso
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Natural Minerals & Stone, Plastics, and Cotton

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Phosphate Mining; Agricultural Processing; Cement; Handicrafts

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $13,994,437,274 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.91% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,774 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 150/196 (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 %) 0.928% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,760,687,348 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.244% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.58% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($96,404,582) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,697,584 (2019)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 34.14% (2019)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.705% (2019)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 46.155% (2019)
Unemployment Rate 1.67% (2019)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,266,152,738 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,678,170,749 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 59.716% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $101,981,197 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $530,714,043 (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, Togo’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