Cape Verde

General information

Capital: Praia

Currency unit: Cabo Verde escudo

Official language: Portuguese

Area: 4,030 km²

Population in million: 543,767.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 3,635 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 7,454 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 69.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 16.7 %

Life expectancy at birth: 72.6 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 88 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 1,976,810,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 5.3 

Industry value added of GDP: 19.2 

Services value added of GDP: 4.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 101,971.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 843,705.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Parts of footwear (6.91 %)
Men's suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers and trousers (3.88 %)
T-shirts, singlets and other vests (2.11 %)
Men's underpants, briefs, nightshirts and pyjamas (1.91 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Frozen fish (37.02 %)
Prepared or preserved fish (32.39 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Cape Verde: 54
              Breakdown by component
              Cape Verde
              Price competitiveness54
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Cape Verde: 38
              Products competitiveness
              Cape Verde: 75

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Cape Verde: -
              Breakdown by component
              Cape Verde
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Cape Verde: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Cape Verde: 77