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Aid as % of GDP

7.9%

[38th of 129]

Consumer price index

111.49 %

[121st of 165]

Economic freedom

1.95

[84th of 156]

Exports to US

$600,000.00

[184th of 224]

GDP > PPP

$4,443,000,000.00

[142nd of 163]

GDP growth > annual %

2.2 annual %

[141st of 187]

GDP per capita, PPP > current international $

1,224.26 PPP $

[142nd of 169]

GINI index

61.33

[2nd of 40]

Gross National Income

$998,561,000.00

[139th of 172]

Gross national income > constant LCU

362510300000

 

Human Development Index

0.355

[172nd of 178]

Imports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$

267,108,700 BoP $

[141st of 156]

Income category

Low income

 

Income distribution > Poorest 10%

0.7%

[109th of 114]

Income distribution > Richest 10%

47.7%

[4th of 114]

Income distribution > Richest 20%

65%

[1st of 114]

Population under $1 a day

66.6

[3rd of 59]

Poverty > Share of all poor people

0.23 % of world's poor

[30th of 80]

Total reserves minus gold > current US$

139,216,000 $

[149th of 178]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Europe

4,349

[164th of 195]


Currency
 

Currency

franc

 

ISO code

XAF 950

 

Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average

522.89

 

PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

0.28

[121st of 169]

Real effective exchange rate index

122.26 %

[15th of 96]

Regime
French Franc (100.0)

Subdivision

100

[147th of 192]

Symbol

CFAF

 

Terms of trade since 1995

51.94

[117th of 117]

 

Energy
 

Electricity > Production by source > Fossil fuel

19.8%

[183rd of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Hydro

80.2%

[29th of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Nuclear

0%

[152nd of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Other

0%

[157th of 210]

electricity consumption > Date of > Information

2003

 

Gasoline prices

1.62

[13th of 141]

Hydroelectricity consumption

0.09

[125th of 213]

Motor Gasoline > Consumption by transportation industry

21,000 ton

[169th of 197]

Motor Gasoline > Consumption in road transport

21,000 ton

[168th of 194]

Motor Gasoline > Gross inland availability

21,000 ton

[173rd of 202]

Motor Gasoline > Imports

21,000 ton

[142nd of 183]

Motor Gasoline > Motor gasoline- energy balance requirement

21,000 ton

[109th of 201]

Motor Gasoline > Net inland availability

21,000 ton

[171st of 198]

natural gas consumption > Date of > Information

2003 est.

 

Residual Fuel Oil > Changes in stocks

1,000 ton

[35th of 86]

Residual Fuel Oil > Changes in stocks at importers

1,000 ton

[4th of 9]

Residual Fuel Oil > Imports

4,000 ton

[138th of 150]

Traditional fuel consumption

87.5%

[16th of 130]

Uranium > Reasonably assured reserves

12,000 ton

[17th of 38]

Wall plugs > Voltage

220 V

[128th of 209]



Industry
 

Adjusted savings: mineral depletion > % of GNI

0.01 % of GNI

[70th of 84]

Changes in inventories > current LCU

-788800000

 

Changes in inventories > current US$

-1,281,143 $

[97th of 138]

Chemicals > % of value added in manufacturing

2.06 %

[61st of 91]

Machinery and transport equipment > % of value added in manufacturing

0.26 %

[64th of 91]

Manufactures exports > % of merchandise exports

36.05 %

[69th of 156]

Manufacturing, value added > annual % growth

4 %

[73rd of 156]

Manufacturing, value added > constant 2000 US$

91,494,140 constant 2000 US$

[127th of 155]

Manufacturing, value added > constant LCU

34853530000

 

Manufacturing, value added > current LCU

57911000000

 

Manufacturing, value added > current US$

81,337,960 $

[140th of 167]

Ores and metals exports > % of merchandise exports

16.95 %

[11th of 154]

Ores and metals imports > % of merchandise imports

1.53 %

[71st of 155]

Other manufacturing > % of value added in manufacturing

38.58 %

[38th of 107]

Textiles and clothing > % of value added in manufacturing

52.8 %

[2nd of 101]

value added > annual % growth

2.6 %

[97th of 164]

value added > constant 2000 US$

210,400,800 constant 2000 US$

[123rd of 164]

value added > constant LCU

71000000000

 

value added > current LCU

156780000000

 

value added > current US$

297,231,300 $

[122nd of 172]


Agriculture
 

Agricultural growth

128

[28th of 149]

Agricultural machinery > tractors

30

[177th of 190]

Arable and permanent cropland

2,020 thousand hectares

[84th of 148]

Arable land > % of land area

3.1 % of land area

[156th of 199]

Arable land > hectares

1,930,000 hectares

[82nd of 199]

Banana production

115,000 metric tonnes

[39th of 48]

Cereal production

128 thousand metric tons

[28th of 149]

Cotton exports

45 thousand bales

[39th of 109]

Cotton production

50

[45th of 109]

Crop production index

97.7 %

[147th of 182]

Fertilizer consumption > metric tons

600 metric tons

[156th of 169]

Fertilizer use

0.3 kg

[138th of 138]

Food production index

108.2 %

[72nd of 182]

Labor share

71.8%

[23rd of 149]

Livestock production index

114.7 %

[38th of 181]

Tractor concentration

0.05

[148th of 147]

Tractors

30

[146th of 147]

value added > annual % growth

2.56 %

[73rd of 164]

value added per worker > constant 2000 US$

421.83 constant 2000 US$

[114th of 163]

Workers per hectare

0.6

[67th of 148]


Transportation
 

Air transport, freight > million tons per km

7.36 million tons/km

[113rd of 153]

Aircraft departures

700

[146th of 155]

Airports > With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m

2

[95th of 139]

Airports > With paved runways > 2438 to 3047 m

1

[108th of 119]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m

10

[29th of 99]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m

1

[29th of 39]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m

23

[39th of 137]

Driving side of the road > Left or right

Right side

 

Highways > Paved

643 km

[94th of 113]

Highways > Total

23,810 km

[48th of 118]

Highways > Unpaved

23,167 km

[32nd of 113]

Motor vehicles

4 motor vehicles per 100 p

[120th of 134]

Ports and harbors
Bangui, Nola, Salo, Nzinga

Railways

0 km

[56th of 86]

Transnational Issues > Disputes > international
internal political instabilities with fighting and violence overlap into Chad and CAR , leaving refugees and rebel groups in both countries; Sudan has pledged to work with CAR to stem violent skirmishes over water and grazing rights among related pastoral populations along the border

Travel services > % of commercial service exports

33.89 %

[83rd of 153]

Vehicle abundance

0.01 per square km

[141st of 141]

Waterways > A note
traditional trade carried on by means of shallow-draft dugouts; Oubangui is the most important river, navigable all year to craft drawing 0.6 m or less; 282 km navigable to craft drawing as much as 1.8 m



Taxation
 

CPIA fiscal policy rating

3

[62nd of 75]

Net taxes on products > constant LCU

32747410000

 

Net taxes on products > current LCU

74637250000

 

Net taxes on products > current US$

107,085,400 $

[128th of 159]

Social contributions > % of revenue

6.39 %

[57th of 78]

Social contributions > current LCU

4446601000

 

Taxes on goods and services > % value added of industry and services

5.15 %

[75th of 89]

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of revenue

13.55 %

[68th of 98]

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of total taxes

22.62 %

[66th of 98]

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