General information

Capital: Moroni

Currency unit: Comorian franc

Official language: Arabic, French

Area: 1,861 km²

Population in million: 832,322.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,415 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 2,913 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 44.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 51.3 %

Life expectancy at birth: 63.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 59 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 1,177,960,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 32.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 8.9 

Services value added of GDP: 3.3 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 73,993.70 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 295,669.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Essential oils (11.11 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cloves (46.24 %)
Frozen fish (21.63 %)
Vanilla (6.54 %)
Wood charcoal (0.01 %)

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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

              Comoros: 45
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness45
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Comoros: 29
              Products competitiveness
              Comoros: 79

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Comoros: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Comoros: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Comoros: 90