Source
Central bank

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

International Reserves

US$ 164 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1 Billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

2 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
-3.5% 3.1% 4.3% 2.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.0% 3.5%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.3% -1.5% 0.3% 3.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 556 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,235 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: 58% 
  • industry: 13.5% 
  • services: 28.5% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
5.1% 2.1% 0.6% 2.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
54.0% 49.7% 58.5% 61.0% 58.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.1% -2.1% -2.8% -2.6% -1.4%

*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 Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Guinea-Bissau

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -42 million (2014 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-4.585% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

17.3% (2012)

(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$ 147.6 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

fish, shrimp; cashew nuts, peanuts, palm kernels, sawn lumber

Total imports

US$ 206 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products

Exports - major partners

India 56.5%, Nigeria 27.1%, Togo 5.9% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Portugal 28.8%, Senegal 17.5%, US 7.3%, China 5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 25 million US$ 7 million US$ 15 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 1 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

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

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: 180 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 159 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 148 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 170 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 138 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 125 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 153 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 119 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 188 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: 143 Score: 51.3 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

36,125 km2 (2006)

Capital

Bissau (2009)

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XOF) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Portuguese (official), Crioulo, African languages

Religions

Muslim 50%, indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian 10%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.8 million 0.98 million 1.3 million 1.72 million 1.92 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
13.6% 17.6% 29.7% 43.9%
Population median age

19 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.1% (2011)

Life expectancy

48 years (2010)

Adult literacy

52% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

77.91% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.52 (2002)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:4
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

25.98% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

2.67% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.1974 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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