Source
Central bank

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

International Reserves

US$ 219.999 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 952 million (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

2.037 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3.7% 1.8% -3.5% 3.1% 5% 2.2% 0.2% 3.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
3% 3.5% 5.3% 4.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 554 (2004 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,184 International Dollars (2004 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 55.7% 
  • industry: 12.7% 
  • services: 31.6% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-1.6%(2008) 1.1% 5% 3.5%

*Estimate

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

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
167.5% 157.9% 49% 45.2% 43.9%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-0.8% 2.9% -0.2% -1.9% -1%

*Estimate    **Forecast

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 Guinea-Bissau

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -68 million (2011 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.2% of GDP (2011 estimate)(2009)

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

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2010)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$125 million (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$254.1 million (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products

Exports - major partners

India 41.5%, Nigeria 33.9%, Brazil 8.7%, Togo 7.9% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Portugal 28.3%, Senegal 15.6%, China 4.7% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$18 million US$33 million(2009) US$19 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$-3 million US$6 million US$1 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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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.)

Overall ranking: 179 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 148 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 142 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 180 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 139 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 116 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 146 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 117 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 182 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 185 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 149 Score: 50.1 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(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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