Economy of Central African Republic

Imports
Imports commoditiesfood, textiles, petroleum products, machinery, electrical equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals
Import partnersNetherlands 20.3%, France 9.7%, Cameroon 9.1%, South Korea 9.1% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesdiamonds, timber, cotton, coffee
Export partnersBelgium 31.7%, China 27.9%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.8%, Indonesia 5.2%, France 4.5% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscotton, coffee, tobacco, manioc (tapioca), yams, millet, corn, bananas; timber
Industrial productsgold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, sugar refining
Economy
Unemployment7.60 % (2011)7.60 % (2010)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate2.05 Billion $ (2013)2.14 Billion $ (2012)2.20 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Central African Republic
GDP growth rate-14.50 % (2013)4.10 % (2012)3.30 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Central African Republic
GDP per Capita (PPP)700 $ (2013)900 $ (2012)800 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Central African Republic
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity3.34 Billion $ (2013)3.85 Billion $ (2012)3.70 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Central African Republic
GDP PPP per land area5,355 $ per square kilometer (2013)6,178 $ per square kilometer (2012)5,931 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Central African Republic
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate4.25 % (2009)4.75 % (2008)5.25 % (2007)
Central bank discount rate of Central African Republic
Commercial bank prime lending rate15.0 % (2013)15.0 % (2012)15.0 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Central African Republic
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP56.6 % (2013)55.6 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP14.5 % (2013)14.7 % (2012)
Services % of GDP28.9 % (2013)29.7 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals54,000 (2010)52,000 (2009)31,000 (2008)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Central African Republic
International tourism, number of departures38,000 (2010)11,000 (2006)8,000 (2005)
International tourism, number of departures of Central African Republic
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio1.24 % (2010)1.22 % (2009)0.74 % (2008)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Central African Republic
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)25.8 % of GNI (2012)25.3 % of GNI (2011)31.0 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Central African Republic
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)14.6 % of total external debt (2012)19.0 % of total external debt (2011)13.0 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Central African Republic
Current Account Balance (Total)-133.80 Million $ (2013)-197.60 Million $ (2012)-191.40 Million $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Central African Republic
External Debt (Total)634 Million $ (2013)633 Million $ (2012)404 Million $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Central African Republic
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)30.9 % of GDP (2013)29.5 % of GDP (2012)18.4 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Central African Republic
External Debt per Capita137 $ (2013)140 $ (2012)81.7 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Central African Republic