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
Total area

622,984 sq km

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine 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

80.09% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

56.3 (2008)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:5
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

25.09% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

2.2% (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)

Bangui: 49th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.0544 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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