Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

US$ 157 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 2 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

3 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2.5% 4.8% 4.6% 2.1% 1.7% 3.0% 3.3%
2012 2013 2014*        
4.1% -36.0% 1.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 359 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$548 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 56.6% 
  • industry: 14.5% 
  • services: 28.9% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
1.5% 1.2% 5.9% 6.6% 4.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
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*
32.3% 32.6% 30.5% 50.8% 56.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-1.4% -2.4% 0.0% -6.3% -8.9%

*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 The Central African Republic

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -234 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-13.889% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

11.6% (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$138.9 million (2004 estimate) 

Export commodities

diamonds, timber, cotton, coffee

Total imports

US$ 219 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

food, textiles, petroleum products, machinery, electrical equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals

Exports - major partners

Belgium 31.7%, China 27.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.8%, Indonesia 5.2%, France 4.5% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Netherlands 20.3%, France 9.7%, Cameroon 9.1%, South Korea 9.1% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 37 million US$ 71 million US$ 1 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: 188 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 177 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 180 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 141 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 109 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 138 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 185 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 188 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 156 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 177 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: 161 Score: 46.7 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

622,984 sq km

Capital

Bangui

Currency

Cooperation Financiere en Afrique Centrale francs (XAF)

Government type

republic

Languages

French (official), Sangho (lingua franca and national language), tribal languages

Religions

indigenous beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
2.883 million 3.638 million 4.35 million 4.701 million 5.181 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
20.1% 34% 38% 40%
Population median age

19.4 years  (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.13% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

51.35 years  (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

56.6% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

80.1% (2008)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

56.3 (2008)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 7 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed  0.0%   Mobile 29.5% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

3.50% (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)

0.1 (2010)

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