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 (2016): China, France, and Benin
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): 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) $11,337,576,070 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.044% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,491 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 150/195 (2016)

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 %) 0.854% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,176,008,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.5% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.484% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 4.692% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($460,839,236) (2015)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 3,533,313 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 37.824% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 17.275% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 44.901% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 1.844% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,756,157,166 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,879,291,720 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 76.946% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $254,938,421 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $442,685,333 (2015)
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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

Sources

  1. The World Bank