General information

Capital: Bissau

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: Portuguese

Area: 28,120 km²

Population in million: 1,874,310.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 778 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,799 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 73.0 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 54.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 57.7 ans

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


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 1,458,160,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 47.5 

Industry value added of GDP: 12.6 

Services value added of GDP: 4.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 273,249.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 323,668.00 

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (74.74 %)
Frozen fish (9.80 %)
Wood in the rough (2.25 %)
Natural rubber (1.77 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (0.03 %)

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              Gini Index

              Guinea-Bissau: 80
              Breakdown by component
              Gini Index80