General information

Capital: Bissau

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: Portuguese

Area: 36,130 km²

Population in million: 1.9 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 724 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,700 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 71.6 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 55.6 %

Life expectancy at birth: 57.4 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 60 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 1.35 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 49.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 12.6 

Services value added of GDP: 32.3 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 0.27 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 0.35 

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (75.09 %)
Frozen fish (9.86 %)
Wood in the rough (2.27 %)
Natural rubber (1.78 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (0.03 %)

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              Macroeconomic competitiveness

              Guinea-Bissau: 27
              Breakdown by component
              Macroeconomic competitiveness27
              PPP conversion factor ratio
              Guinea-Bissau: 67
              Effective PPP conversion factor ratio (net of productivity)
              Guinea-Bissau: 27