General profile: Central African Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.659 Millions
582.095 XAF/US$
1 990 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 622 980 km²
6.49 %
4.20 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+19.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
128
(e) 140
86
(e) 124
Merchandise imports
175
(e) 300
346
(e) 351
Merchandise trade balance
-47
(e) -160
-260
(e) -227
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %25 %25 %57 %57 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
252215107252215107
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
44
80
116
-
Services imports
105
197
216
-
Services trade balance
-61
-117
-100
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
-
-
-
-
Travel
-
-
-
-
Other services
-
-
-
-
TRADE INDICES
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343430303030353561615656525250505858797976766565767677779393909010010077777777797975757373767685858383848492929191939310210299999494979710010034303035615652505879766576779390100777779757376858384929193102999497100
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
1 413
2 034
1 633
1 990
GDP per capita, current US$
342
457
359
427
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.38
3.56
4.80
4.20
Current account balance, % of GDP
-6.24
-9.91
-8.82
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
527.468
495.277
591.450
582.095
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
93.910.814.311.029.893.910.814.311.029.8
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
10.10
61.52
3.00
17.18
FDI outflows
..
..
..
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
17177733332270703737626242421171175757353510101515111166550.8890.889177332703762421175735101511650.889FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
-7.66
-14.36
-22.05
-
Balance, % of imports
-38.63
-55.44
-64.06
-
Normalized balance
-0.239
-0.384
-0.471
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
414750403737373034363532
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
53%Male 53%Female
47%Female 47%
OTHER INDICATORS
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Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
..
..
..
..
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
..
..
..
..
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
..
..
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.03
0.19
0.00
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
2.44
7.67
6.60
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018