Central African Republic

General information

Capital: Bangui

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French, Sangho

Area: 622,980 km²

Population in million: 4,666,380.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 476 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 860 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 72.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 84.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 52.2 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 37 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 2,219,890,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 31.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 20.6 

Services value added of GDP: 4.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 62,445.30 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 229,168.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (23.29 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (40.74 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (16.67 %)
Wood sawn (16.30 %)
Coffee (1.89 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.03 %)

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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

              Central African Republic: 7
              Breakdown by component
              Central African Republic
              Price competitiveness7
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Central African Republic: 18
              Products competitiveness
              Central African Republic: 48

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Central African Republic: -
              Breakdown by component
              Central African Republic
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Central African Republic: 62
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Central African Republic: 0