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Adjusted net savings, excluding particulate emission damage > % of GNI

1.86 % of GNI

[90th of 145]

Adjusted net savings, including particulate emission damage > % of GNI

1.22 % of GNI

[85th of 135]

Adjusted savings; consumption of fixed capital > % of GNI

7.03 % of GNI

[164th of 181]

Adjusted savings; gross savings > % of GNI

14.1 % of GNI

[102nd of 161]

Adjusted savings; net national savings > % of GNI

7.06 % of GNI

[79th of 161]

African countries by GDP per capita > GDP Per Capita

$675.00

[51st of 53]

Agriculture > products
coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, quinine, cassava, palm oil, bananas, root crops, corn, fruits; wood products
Aid > % of central government expenditures

44.01 %

[10th of 77]

Aid > % of GNI

26.9 % of GNI

[15th of 155]

Aid > % of gross capital formation

181.25 %

[6th of 148]

Aid as % of GDP

1%

[89th of 129]

Aid per capita > current US$

31.76 $

[79th of 169]

Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$

-1,674,000 $

[67th of 114]

Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per $ GDP)

-235.687 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[66th of 134]

Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per capita)

-29.088 $ per 1,000 people

[61st of 135]

Bank liquid reserves to bank assets ratio

6.69

[111st of 172]

Budget > Expenditures

$2,000,000,000.00

[115th of 165]

Budget > Expenditures (per $ GDP)

$0.23 per $1 of GDP

[96th of 155]

Budget > Expenditures (per capita)

$33.71 per capita

[153rd of 164]

Budget > Expenditures > Capital

$24,000,000.00

[6th of 68]

Budget > Expenditures > Capital (per capita)

$0.43 per capita

[7th of 68]

Budget > Revenues

$700,000,000.00

[137th of 166]

Budget > Revenues (per $ GDP)

$0.08 per $1 of GDP

[139th of 157]

Budget > Revenues (per capita)

$11.80 per capita

[154th of 165]

Business disclosure index

3

[126th of 158]

Business entry rate > new registrations as % of total

9.88 %

[20th of 63]

Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP

-0.06 %

[30th of 97]

Cash surplus/deficit > current LCU

-797000000

Central bank
Banque Centrale du Congo
Central bank discount rate

5.25%

[80th of 117]

Central government debt, total > % of GDP

152.19 %

[2nd of 57]

Central government debt, total > current LCU

12174960000

Claims on governments and other public entities > current LCU

25707640000

Claims on governments, etc. > annual growth as % of M2

16.24 annual growth as % of M2

[5th of 164]

Claims on private sector > annual growth as % of M2

11.88 annual growth as % of M2

[76th of 163]

Consumer price index

813.59 %

[2nd of 165]

Cost of business start-up procedures > % of GNI per capita

481.1 %

[3rd of 170]

CPIA business regulatory environment rating

3

[43rd of 75]

CPIA debt policy rating

2.5

[65th of 75]

CPIA economic management cluster average

3.17

[56th of 75]

CPIA efficiency of revenue mobilization rating

2.5

[73rd of 75]

CPIA financial sector rating

2

[74th of 75]

CPIA macroeconomic management rating

3.5

[49th of 75]

CPIA quality of budgetary and financial management rating

2.5

[61st of 75]

CPIA structural policies cluster average

3

[63rd of 75]

CPIA trade rating

4

[31st of 75]

Currency

Congolese franc

Currency code

CDF

Current account balance

-$402,000,000.00

[107th of 181]

Debt > External

$10,000,000,000.00

[75th of 136]

Debt > External (per $ GDP)

$1,170.50 per 1,000 $ of GDP

[14th of 125]

Debt > External (per capita)

$168.53 per capita

[120th of 136]

Deposit interest rate > %

60 %

[4th of 163]

Discrepancy in expenditure estimate of GDP > current LCU

-192

Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP

2.72 %

[163rd of 176]

Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP

1.94 %

[170th of 176]

Ease of doing business index

175

[1st of 171]

Economic aid > Recipient

$1,828,000,000.00

[6th of 134]

Economy > Overview
The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - is slowly recovering from two decades of decline. Conflict, which began in August 1998, dramatically reduced national output and government revenue, increased external debt, and resulted in the deaths of more than 3.5 million people from violence, famine, and disease. Foreign businesses curtailed operations due to uncertainty about the outcome of the conflict, lack of infrastructure, and the difficult operating environment. Conditions began to improve in late 2002 with the withdrawal of a large portion of the invading foreign troops. The transitional government reopened relations with international financial institutions and international donors, and President KABILA has begun implementing reforms, although progress is slow and the International Monetary Fund curtailed their program for the DRC at the end of March 2006 because of fiscal overruns. Much economic activity still occurs in the informal sector, and is not reflected in GDP data. Renewed activity in the mining sector, the source of most export income, boosted Kinshasa's fiscal position and GDP growth. Government reforms and improved security may lead to increased government revenues, outside budget assistance, and foreign direct investment, although an uncertain legal framework, corruption, and a lack of transparency in government policy are continuing long-term problems.
Entrepreneurship > Closing a Business > Index ranking

139

[17th of 155]

Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Cost (% of income per capita)

6,516.3 %

[3rd of 150]

Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Index ranking

132

[19th of 150]

Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Procedures (number)

16

[95th of 150]

Entrepreneurship > Dealing with Licenses > Time (days)

306

[18th of 150]

Entrepreneurship > Ease of Doing Business > Index ranking

155

[1st of 155]

Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Cost (% of debt)

256.8 %

[1st of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Index ranking

154

[2nd of 155]

Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Procedures (number)

51

[12th of 152]

Entrepreneurship > Enforcing Contracts > Time (days)

909

[8th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Credit Information Index

0

[121st of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Index ranking

140

[15th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Legal Rights Index

3

[122nd of 153]

Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Private bureau coverage (% adults)

0 %

[109th of 153]

Entrepreneurship > Getting Credit > Public registry coverage (% adults)

0 %

[143rd of 153]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Difficulty of Firing Index

70

[24th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Difficulty of Hiring Index

100

[1st of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Firing costs (weeks of wages)

30.8

[95th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Hiring cost (% of salary)

9 %

[109th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Rigidity of Employment Index

90

[2nd of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring & Firing Workers > Rigidity of Hours Index

100

[3rd of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Hiring and Firing > Index ranking

139

[16th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Index ranking

128

[27th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Payments (number)

34

[68th of 153]

Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Time (hours)

312

[56th of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Paying Taxes > Total tax payable (% gross profit)

134.7 %

[4th of 153]

Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Director Liability Index

4

[99th of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Disclosure Index

3

[111st of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Index ranking

111

[35th of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Investor Protection Index

4

[113rd of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Protecting Investors > Shareholder Suits Index

5

[88th of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Registering Property > Cost (% of property value)

10.2 %

[34th of 152]

Entrepreneurship > Registering Property > Index ranking

142

[11th of 152]

Entrepreneurship > Registering Property > Procedures (number)

8

[30th of 152]

Entrepreneurship > Registering Property > Time (days)

106

[33rd of 152]

Entrepreneurship > Starting a Business > Cost (% GNI per capita)

503.3 %

[4th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Starting a Business > Duration (days)

155

[4th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Starting a Business > Index ranking

153

[3rd of 155]

Entrepreneurship > Starting a Business > Min. Capital (% GNI per capita)

215.9 %

[30th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Starting a Business > Procedures (number)

13

[26th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Documents for export (number)

8

[41st of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Documents for import (number)

15

[26th of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Index ranking

141

[15th of 155]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Signatures for export (number)

45

[2nd of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Signatures for import (number)

80

[1st of 154]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Time for export (days)

50

[20th of 145]

Entrepreneurship > Trading Across Borders > Time for import (days)

67

[17th of 154]

Exchange rates
Congolese francs per US dollar - 401.04 (2004), 405.34 (2003), 346.49 (2002), 206.62 (2001), 21.82 (2000)
Exchange rates > 2001

206.62

[49th of 214]

Exchange rates > 2002

346.49

[45th of 214]

Exchange rates > 2003

405.34

[44th of 213]

Exchange rates > 2004

401.04

[43rd of 211]

Exchange rates > 2005

437.86

[47th of 212]

Exchange rates > A note
on 30 June 1998 the Congolese franc was introduced, replacing the new zaire
Exchange rates > Recent years
Congolese francs per US dollar - 437.86 (2005), 401.04 (2004), 405.34 (2003), 346.49 (2002), 206.62 (2001)
Exchange rates to USD

464.69

Exchange rates to USD > 2002

346.49

Exchange rates to USD > 2003

405.34

Exchange rates to USD > 2004

401.04

Exchange rates to USD > 2005

437.86

Exchange rates to USD > 2006

464.69

Expense > % of GDP

8.11 %

[86th of 97]

Expense > current LCU

114130000000

Export quantum/quantity index

174.93 %

[16th of 110]

Export value index

185.92 %

[21st of 110]

Exports

$1,587,000,000.00

[127th of 189]

Exports (per $ GDP)

$0.19 per $1 of GDP

[116th of 173]

Exports (per capita)

$26.74 per capita

[179th of 186]

Exports > Commodities
diamonds, copper, crude oil, coffee, cobalt
Exports > Goods and services

79%

[14th of 156]

Exports > Partners
Belgium 23.6%, China 21.7%, US 9.8%, Finland 9.1%, Brazil 9.1%, France 6.8%, Zambia 6%
Exports as a capacity to import > constant LCU

1.42

Exports of goods and services > % of GDP

31.57 %

[99th of 180]

Exports of goods and services > annual % growth

8.8 %

[44th of 155]

Exports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

1,391,455,000 constant 2000 US$

[100th of 151]

Exports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

24.179 constant 2000 US$ per c

[126th of 152]

Exports of goods and services > constant LCU

0.8

Exports of goods and services > current LCU

1062724000000

Exports of goods and services > current US$

2,242,468,000 $

[103rd of 178]

Exports of goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.316 $ per $1 of GDP

[98th of 186]

Exports of goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

38.966 $ per capita

[143rd of 186]

Exports to US

$131,100,000.00

[80th of 224]

Exports to US (per $ GDP)

$0.31 per $100

[99th of 213]

Exports to US (per capita)

$2.16 per person

[152nd of 211]

External balance on goods and services > % of GDP

-7.74 %

[87th of 181]

External balance on goods and services > constant LCU

-0.96

External balance on goods and services > current LCU

-260596400000

External balance on goods and services > current US$

-549,888,300 $

[83rd of 179]

External balance on goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-77.42 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[86th of 187]

External balance on goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

-9.555 $ per capita

[47th of 187]

external debt > Date of information

2003 est.

External debt, total > DOD, current US$

10,599,990,000 DOD $

[45th of 135]

External debt, total > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.492 DOD $ per $1,000 of GDP

[8th of 134]

External debt, total > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

184.192 DOD $ per capita

[118th of 135]

Final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

4,938,099,000 constant 2000 US$

[75th of 118]

Final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

93.692 constant 2000 US$ per c

[117th of 119]

Final consumption expenditure > constant LCU

1.71

Final consumption expenditure > current LCU

3148338000000

Final consumption expenditure > current US$

6,643,352,000 $

[71st of 141]

Final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.935 $ per $1 of GDP

[25th of 154]

Final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

115.439 $ per capita

[111st of 154]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > % of GDP

93.53 %

[33rd of 172]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

17.22 %

[4th of 142]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

4,938,099,000 constant 2000 US$

[87th of 140]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

93.692 constant 2000 US$ per c

[139th of 141]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant LCU

1.71

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current LCU

3148338000000

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

6,643,352,000 $

[94th of 170]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.935 $ per $1 of GDP

[34th of 182]

Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per capita)

115.439 $ per capita

[143rd of 182]

Finance > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

14.48 %

[11th of 39]

Fiscal year

calendar year

Foreign direct investment, net inflows > % of GDP

5.66 %

[42nd of 166]

Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$

402,000,000 BoP $

[84th of 172]

Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

56.599 BoP $ per $1 million of

[42nd of 171]

Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ (per capita)

6.985 BoP $ per 1,000 people

[131st of 172]

GDP

$8,543,323,000.00

[105th of 203]

GDP (official exchange rate)

$10,140,000,000.00

[121st of 192]

GDP (official exchange rate) (per capita)

$154.22 per capita

[184th of 192]

GDP (per capita)

$143.98 per capita

[170th of 201]

GDP (purchasing power parity)

$19,030,000,000.00

[121st of 187]

GDP (purchasing power parity) (per capita)

$289.42 per capita

[185th of 186]

GDP > CIA Factbook

$40,050,000,000.00

[78th of 192]

GDP > CIA Factbook (per capita)

$738.51 per capita

[163rd of 183]

GDP > Composition by sector > Agriculture

55%

[3rd of 146]

GDP > Composition by sector > Industry

11%

[33rd of 146]

GDP > Composition by sector > Services

34%

[33rd of 146]

GDP > constant 2000 US$

5,235,503,000 constant 2000 US$

[111st of 186]

GDP > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

90.975 constant 2000 US$ per c

[169th of 187]

GDP > constant LCU

1.82

GDP > current LCU

3366000000000

GDP > PPP

$38,493,000,000.00

[76th of 163]

GDP > PPP (per capita)

$633.48 per capita

[162nd of 163]

GDP > Real growth rate

7%

[48th of 198]

GDP deflator

185,379,400,000,000

[1st of 188]

GDP growth > annual %

6.5 annual %

[41st of 187]

GDP growth > Duration 1980-2000

-68%

[108th of 108]

GDP per capita > constant 2000 US$

90.98 constant 2000 US$

[168th of 182]

GDP per capita growth > annual %

3.36 annual %

[81st of 183]

GDP per capita in 1950

$636.00

[47th of 52]

GDP per capita in 1973

$757.00

[51st of 52]

GDP per capita, PPP > constant 2000 international $

635.36 PPP 2000 $

[157th of 169]

GDP per capita, PPP > current international $

714.16 PPP $

[157th of 169]

GDP per unit of energy use

2.2 PPP 2000 $/kg of oil eq.

[107th of 123]

GDP sector composition > Indus.

11 %

[185th of 196]

GDP sector composition > Serv.

34 %

[181st of 196]

GDP, PPP > constant 2000 international $

36,564,210,000 PPP 2000 $

[80th of 169]

GDP, PPP > constant 2000 international $ (per capita)

635.361 PPP 2000 $ per capita

[157th of 169]

GDP, PPP > current international $

41,099,240,000 PPP $

[80th of 169]

GDP, PPP > current international $ (per capita)

714.164 PPP $ per capita

[157th of 169]

GNI > current LCU

3219183000000

GNI > current US$

6,792,844,000 $

[107th of 183]

GNI > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.956 $ per $1 of GDP

[127th of 194]

GNI > current US$ (per capita)

118.036 $ per capita

[167th of 196]

GNI, Atlas method > current US$

6,983,989,000 $

[103rd of 180]

GNI, Atlas method > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.983 $ per $1 of GDP

[69th of 191]

GNI, Atlas method > current US$ (per capita)

121.358 $ per capita

[161st of 191]

GNI, PPP > current international $

39,133,150,000 PPP $

[78th of 169]

GNI, PPP > current international $ (per capita)

680 PPP $ per capita

[150th of 169]

Goods and services expense > % of expense

36.36 %

[5th of 96]

Goods and services expense > current LCU

41500000000

Grants and other revenue > % of revenue

23.33 %

[25th of 94]

Grants and other revenue > current LCU

36947400000

Gross capital formation > annual % growth

4.7 %

[62nd of 143]

Gross capital formation > constant 2000 US$

137,337,000 constant 2000 US$

[130th of 141]

Gross capital formation > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

2.606 constant 2000 US$ per c

[140th of 142]

Gross capital formation > constant LCU

0.12

Gross capital formation > current LCU

477858700000

Gross capital formation > current US$

1,008,336,000 $

[114th of 171]

Gross capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.142 $ per $1 of GDP

[140th of 182]

Gross capital formation > current US$ (per capita)

17.521 $ per capita

[147th of 182]

Gross domestic income > constant LCU

2.43

Gross domestic product per barrel > Data > GDP/Barrel > bbl/day

8,300

[139th of 176]

Gross domestic product per barrel > Data > GDP/Barrel > GDP/bbl

2,147

[23rd of 176]

Gross domestic savings > constant LCU

-0.06

Gross domestic savings > current LCU

217662300000

Gross domestic savings > current US$

459,292,300 $

[102nd of 170]

Gross domestic savings > current US$ (per $ GDP)

64.665 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[111st of 182]

Gross domestic savings > current US$ (per capita)

7.981 $ per capita

[119th of 182]

Gross fixed capital formation > annual % growth

4.7 %

[59th of 148]

Gross fixed capital formation > constant 2000 US$

255,339,400 constant 2000 US$

[122nd of 145]

Gross fixed capital formation > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

4.845 constant 2000 US$ per c

[142nd of 146]

Gross fixed capital formation > constant LCU

0.13

Gross fixed capital formation > current LCU

331448000000

Gross fixed capital formation > current US$

837,137,900 $

[125th of 171]

Gross fixed capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.127 $ per $1 of GDP

[156th of 182]

Gross fixed capital formation > current US$ (per capita)

14.988 $ per capita

[162nd of 182]

Gross national expenditure > constant 2000 US$

5,075,436,000 constant 2000 US$

[93rd of 140]

Gross national expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

96.297 constant 2000 US$ per c

[139th of 141]

Gross national expenditure > constant LCU

2.77

Gross national expenditure > current LCU

3626196000000

Gross national expenditure > current US$

7,651,688,000 $

[98th of 170]

Gross national expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.077 $ per $1 of GDP

[62nd of 182]

Gross national expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

132.96 $ per capita

[143rd of 182]

Gross national income > constant LCU

2.32

Gross savings > % of GNI

14.1 % of GNI

[95th of 162]

Gross savings > current LCU

453763200000

Gross savings > current US$

957,492,200 $

[95th of 161]

Gross savings > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.135 $ per $1 of GDP

[97th of 172]

Gross savings > current US$ (per capita)

16.638 $ per capita

[124th of 172]

Gross value added at factor cost > constant 2000 US$

5,128,025,000 constant 2000 US$

[85th of 146]

Gross value added at factor cost > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

89.108 constant 2000 US$ per c

[134th of 146]

Gross value added at factor cost > constant LCU

1.8

Gross value added at factor cost > current LCU

3341887000000

Gross value added at factor cost > current US$

7,051,763,000 $

[87th of 162]

Gross value added at factor cost > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.993 $ per $1 of GDP

[11th of 175]

Gross value added at factor cost > current US$ (per capita)

122.535 $ per capita

[136th of 175]

Household final consumption expenditure > annual % growth

17.24 %

[4th of 147]

Household final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

4,560,679,000 constant 2000 US$

[92nd of 145]

Household final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

86.531 constant 2000 US$ per c

[143rd of 146]

Household final consumption expenditure > constant LCU

1.67

Household final consumption expenditure > current LCU

2869217000000

Household final consumption expenditure > current US$

6,054,375,000 $

[93rd of 168]

Household final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.852 $ per $1 of GDP

[22nd of 182]

Household final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per capita)

105.204 $ per capita

[139th of 182]

Household final consumption expenditure per capita > constant 2000 US$

86.53 constant 2000 US$

[141st of 145]

Household final consumption expenditure per capita growth > annual %

14.13 annual %

[4th of 145]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > % of GDP

85.24 %

[21st of 169]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

17.24 %

[5th of 138]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

4,560,679,000 constant 2000 US$

[83rd of 136]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

86.531 constant 2000 US$ per c

[133rd of 136]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant LCU

1.67

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current LCU

2869217000000

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

6,054,375,000 $

[93rd of 168]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.852 $ per $1 of GDP

[22nd of 181]

Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$ (per capita)

105.204 $ per capita

[138th of 181]

Human Development Index

0.385

[168th of 178]

IBRD loans and IDA credits > PPG DOD, current US$

1,771,058,000 $

[31st of 125]

IBRD loans and IDA credits > PPG DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

312.174 $ per $1 million of GDP

[15th of 133]

IBRD loans and IDA credits > PPG DOD, current US$ (per capita)

32.658 $ per 1,000 people

[100th of 134]

IDA resource allocation index

2.84

[63rd of 75]

Import quantum/quantity index

160.08 %

[12th of 105]

Import value index

180.97 %

[15th of 109]

Imports

$2,263,000,000.00

[130th of 185]

Imports (per $ GDP)

$0.26 per $1 of GDP

[118th of 168]

Imports (per capita)

$38.14 per capita

[184th of 185]

Imports > Commodities
foodstuffs, mining and other machinery, transport equipment, fuels
Imports > Goods and services

42%

[73rd of 156]

Imports > Partners
South Africa 22.5%, Belgium 10.3%, Zambia 8.9%, Zimbabwe 7.5%, France 6.8%, Kenya 6.3%, US 4.1%, Cote d'Ivoire 4.1%
Imports from US

$13,000,000.00

[132nd of 224]

Imports from US (per $ GDP)

$0.03 per $100

[180th of 213]

Imports from US (per capita)

$0.21 per person

[196th of 211]

Imports of goods and services > annual % growth

17.6 %

[24th of 155]

Imports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

2,626,405,000 constant 2000 US$

[90th of 151]

Imports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

45.638 constant 2000 US$ per c

[125th of 151]

Imports of goods and services > constant LCU

1.76

Imports of goods and services > current LCU

1323320000000

Imports of goods and services > current US$

2,792,356,000 $

[105th of 178]

Imports of goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.393 $ per $1 of GDP

[91st of 185]

Imports of goods and services > current US$ (per capita)

48.522 $ per capita

[147th of 185]

Indices of Economic Freedom > Economic Freedom of the World > Summary index

4,3

Industries
mining (diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan zinc), mineral processing, consumer products (including textiles, footwear, cigarettes, processed foods and beverages), cement, commercial ship repair
Inflation > Duration 1990-2000

9.2%

[68th of 151]

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

16.7%

[9th of 192]

Inflation, consumer prices > annual %

21.32 annual %

[2nd of 164]

Inflation, GDP deflator > annual %

21.51 annual %

[9th of 186]

Interest payments > % of expense

5.65 %

[61st of 97]

Interest payments > % of revenue

9.35 %

[46th of 98]

Interest payments > current LCU

296000000

Interest rate spread > lending rate minus deposit rate

187 %

[1st of 150]

International tourism, number of arrivals

61,000

[133rd of 190]

International tourism, number of departures

50,000

[89th of 103]

Legal rights of borrowers and lenders index

3

[137th of 169]

Lending interest rate > %

66.79 %

[3rd of 156]

Liquid liabilities (M3) as % of GDP

8.03

[156th of 164]

Long-term debt > DOD, current US$

9,411,840,000 DOD $

[40th of 135]

Long-term debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.325 DOD $ per $1,000 of GDP

[7th of 134]

Long-term debt > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

163.546 DOD $ per capita

[114th of 135]

Merchandise exports > current US$

2,050,000,000 $

[113rd of 193]

Merchandise exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.289 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[83rd of 187]

Merchandise exports > current US$ (per capita)

35.622 $ per capita

[178th of 193]

Merchandise imports > current US$

2,175,000,000 $

[126th of 192]

Merchandise imports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.306 $ per $1 of GDP

[113rd of 187]

Merchandise imports > current US$ (per capita)

37.794 $ per capita

[188th of 192]

Merchandise trade > % of GDP

59.48 %

[109th of 183]

Money > current LCU

139096600000

Money and quasi money (M2) as % of GDP

7.21

[156th of 163]

Money and quasi money (M2) to total reserves ratio

2.42

[115th of 160]

Money and quasi money > M2 > current LCU

270123900000

Money and quasi money growth > annual %

25.48 annual %

[37th of 164]

Multilateral debt service > % of public and publicly guaranteed debt service

30.56 %

[88th of 134]

Net barter terms of trade

94.01 %

[66th of 109]

Net current transfers from abroad > current LCU

260179900000

Net current transfers from abroad > current US$

549,009,300 $

[54th of 157]

Net current transfers from abroad > current US$ (per $ GDP)

77.296 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[40th of 165]

Net current transfers from abroad > current US$ (per capita)

9.54 $ per capita

[104th of 165]

Net domestic credit > current LCU

91441960000

Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$

-81,547,000 $

[68th of 88]

Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-14,700.734 $ per $1 million of GDP

[86th of 99]

Net financial flows, IBRD > current US$ (per capita)

-1.547 $ per 1,000 people

[56th of 100]

Net financial flows, IDA > current US$

225,923,000 $

[8th of 95]

Net financial flows, IDA > current US$ (per $ GDP)

31,808.296 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[7th of 99]

Net financial flows, IDA > current US$ (per capita)

3,925.768 $ per 1,000 people

[45th of 100]

Net financial flows, IMF concessional > current US$

39,445,000 $

[3rd of 55]

Net financial flows, IMF concessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

5.554 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[7th of 74]

Net financial flows, IMF concessional > current US$ (per capita)

0.685 $ per capita

[14th of 75]

Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$

-203,435,000 $

[48th of 68]

Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-36.674 $ per $1 million of GDP

[60th of 113]

Net financial flows, IMF nonconcessional > current US$ (per capita)

-3.86 $ per 1,000 people

[42nd of 114]

Net financial flows, others > current US$

-10,907,000 $

[105th of 125]

Net financial flows, others > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-1,535.625 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[108th of 132]

Net financial flows, others > current US$ (per capita)

-189.526 $ per 1,000 people

[81st of 133]

Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$

22,500,000 $

[26th of 87]

Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

3,167.834 $ per $1 million of GDP

[37th of 98]

Net financial flows, RDB concessional > current US$ (per capita)

390.973 $ per 1,000 people

[50th of 99]

Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$

-7,963,000 $

[73rd of 94]

Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-970.361 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[90th of 108]

Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$ (per capita)

-195.776 $ per 1,000 people

[87th of 109]

Net foreign assets > current LCU

-263992400000

Net foreign investment

0.4%

[117th of 129]

Net income from abroad > constant LCU

-0.11

Net income from abroad > current LCU

-146816700000

Net income from abroad > current US$

-309,800,100 $

[95th of 180]

Net income from abroad > current US$ (per $ GDP)

-43.618 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[125th of 191]

Net income from abroad > current US$ (per capita)

-5.383 $ per 1,000 people

[57th of 191]

Net incurrence of liabilities, domestic > % of GDP

0.79 %

[22nd of 66]

Net incurrence of liabilities, domestic > current LCU

62910000

Net incurrence of liabilities, foreign > % of GDP

0.24 %

[24th of 66]

Net incurrence of liabilities, foreign > current LCU

168000

New businesses registered > number

520

[64th of 67]

New businesses registered > number (per capita)

0.01 per 1,000 people

[66th of 67]

Official development assistance and official aid > current US$

1,827,570,000 $

[8th of 172]

Official development assistance and official aid > current US$ (per $ GDP)

257.308 $ per $1 million of GDP

[17th of 168]

Official development assistance and official aid > current US$ (per capita)

31.757 $ per 1,000 people

[80th of 173]

Portfolio investment, bonds > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$

-770,000 $

[34th of 48]

Portfolio investment, bonds > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per $ GDP)

-0.108 $ per $1 million of GDP

[34th of 83]

Portfolio investment, bonds > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per capita)

-0.013 $ per 1,000 people

[33rd of 83]

Present value of debt > % of exports of goods and services

383.05 %

[7th of 133]

Present value of debt > % of GNI

123.03 % of GNI

[7th of 132]

Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$

9,411,840,000 DOD $

[35th of 135]

Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

1.325 DOD $ per $1,000 of GDP

[7th of 134]

Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

163.546 DOD $ per capita

[112nd of 135]

Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > % of GNI

3.07 % of GNI

[46th of 131]

Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$

208,792,000 $

[60th of 134]

Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

29.396 $ per $1 million of GDP

[48th of 134]

Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$ (per capita)

3.628 $ per 1,000 people

[121st of 135]

Purchasing power parity conversion factor > LCU per international $

81.9

Quasi money > current LCU

131027400000

Quasi-liquid liabilities > % of GDP

3.89 %

[151st of 164]

Real interest rate > %

26.42 %

[6th of 152]

Research and development personnel

34 per million people

[81st of 88]

Research and development personnel (per $ GDP)

0.00795508 per million people per $

[71st of 87]

Research and development personnel (per capita)

0.559542 per million people per 1

[82nd of 88]

Revenue, excluding grants > % of GDP

7.93 %

[97th of 98]

Revenue, excluding grants > current LCU

152349000000

Services, etc., value added > annual % growth

8.96 %

[18th of 164]

Services, etc., value added > constant 2000 US$

1,631,178,000 constant 2000 US$

[104th of 164]

Services, etc., value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

28.344 constant 2000 US$ per c

[134th of 164]

Services, etc., value added > constant LCU

0.39

Services, etc., value added > current LCU

957712000000

Services, etc., value added > current US$

2,020,882,000 $

[103rd of 172]

Services, etc., value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.285 $ per $1 of GDP

[126th of 181]

Services, etc., value added > current US$ (per capita)

35.116 $ per capita

[136th of 181]

Short-term debt > % of total external debt

3.75 %

[99th of 134]

Stock of domestic credit

$559,500,000.00

[141st of 167]

Stock of money

$597,000,000.00

[127th of 164]

Stock of quasi money

$677,900,000.00

[129th of 165]

Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense

42.58 %

[41st of 96]

Subsidies and other transfers > current LCU

48600000000

Terms of trade

71

[68th of 104]

Terms of trade adjustment > constant LCU

0.61

Total debt service > % of GNI

3.12 % of GNI

[74th of 133]

Total debt service > TDS, current US$

211,999,000 $

[72nd of 135]

Total debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

29.848 $ per $1 million of GDP

[77th of 134]

Total debt service > TDS, current US$ (per capita)

3.684 $ per 1,000 people

[124th of 135]

Total reserves > includes gold, current US$

82,500,000 $

[151st of 178]

Total reserves > includes gold, current US$ (per $ GDP)

14.294 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[172nd of 182]

Total reserves > includes gold, current US$ (per capita)

1.789 $ per capita

[176th of 184]

Total reserves minus gold > current US$

82,500,000 $

[150th of 178]

Total reserves minus gold > current US$ (per $ GDP)

14.294 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[169th of 182]

Total reserves minus gold > current US$ (per capita)

1.789 $ per capita

[176th of 184]

Tourist arrivals

42,000

[136th of 152]

Tourist arrivals (per capita)

0.691199 per 1,000 people

[150th of 152]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Africa

36,489

[54th of 142]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Americas

3,824

[159th of 191]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Asia, East and South East/Oceania

5,943

[123rd of 172]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Europe

14,751

[151st of 195]

Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Total

61,007

[164th of 198]

Trade > % of GDP

70.89 %

[98th of 180]

Trade balance with US

-$118,100,000.00

[170th of 224]

Trade balance with US (per $ GDP)

-$0.28 per $100

[159th of 213]

Trade balance with US (per capita)

-$1.94 per person

[115th of 211]

Transnational corporations > Affiliates

20

[117th of 162]

Transnational corporations > Affiliates (per capita)

0.329142 per 1 million people

[151st of 162]

Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$

791,054,000 DOD $

[8th of 99]

Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

111.375 DOD $ per $1,000 of GDP

[5th of 120]

Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$ (per capita)

13.746 DOD $ per capita

[41st of 121]


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