Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Comoros

International Reserves

US$ 195 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

1 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
4.2% 1.2% 0.5% 1.0% 1.8% 2.1% 2.2%
2012 2013 2014*        
3.0% 3.5% 4.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 977 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,331 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 51% 
  • industry: 10% 
  • services: 39% (2012 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.9% 6.8% 6.3% 2.3% 3.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
50.3 % 46.1 % 42.5 % 19.0 % 18.4 %

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.0% 1.4% 3.6% 18.2% -1.5%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Comoros

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -82 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-11.536% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

15.3% (2011)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 19.7 million (2004 estimate) 

Export commodities

vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), cloves, copra

Total imports

US$209 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

rice and other foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement, transport equipment

Exports - major partners

Netherlands 58.6%, Singapore 10.6%, Turkey 9.3%, France 5.6%, India 5% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Pakistan 15.7%, France 14.2%, UAE 11.5%, India 8.5%, China 6.7%, Kenya 5.3%, Singapore 5.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 23 million US$ 10 million US$ 14 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 158 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 163 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 159 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 79 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 159 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 138 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 146 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 123 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 44 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 109 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 189 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 142 Score: 51.4 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

2,235 sq km

Capital

Moroni

Currency

Comoran francs (KMF)

Government type

republic

Languages

Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)

Religions

Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.452 million 0.54 million 0.666 million 0.724 million 0.803 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
12.6% 23% 28% 28%
Population median age

19.2 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.87% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

63.48 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

75.5% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

65.0% (2004)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

64.3 (2004)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  3.1%   Mobile 47.3% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

6.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.2 (2010)