General information

Capital: N'Djaména

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French, Arabic

Area: 1,259,200 km²

Population in million: 15,477,800.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 728 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,968 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 71.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.0 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 71.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 53.7 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 40 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 11,273,100,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 44.9 

Industry value added of GDP: 14.3 

Services value added of GDP: 1.7 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1,062,100.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 475,764.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Structures and parts of structures, of iron or steel (0.42 %)
Polymers of propylene or of other olefins (0.02 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cotton, not carded or combed (1.39 %)
Lac: natural gums and resins (0.78 %)
Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (0.17 %)
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (0.01 %)

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              Average growth rate of the national economy (5 years)

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