Central African Republic

General information

Capital: Bangui

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French, Sangho

Area: 622,980 km²

Population in million: 4.7 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 418 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 726 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 71.5 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.4 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 87.6 %

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: 1.95 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 39.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 15.4 

Services value added of GDP: 39.3 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 0.17 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 0.46 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (44.24 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Wood in the rough (29.82 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (11.86 %)
Wood sawn (11.62 %)
Coffee (1.34 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.02 %)

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