General information

Capital: Monrovia

Currency unit: Liberian dollar

Official language: English

Area: 96,320 km²

Population in million: 4,818,980.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 677 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,309 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 56.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 53.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 63.3 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 48 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 3,264,000,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 37.3 

Industry value added of GDP: 12.5 

Services value added of GDP: -4.6 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1,019,780.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 3,472,210.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (0.17 %)
Anti-knock preparations (0.01 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Natural rubber (25.64 %)
Wood in the rough (2.27 %)
Cocoa beans (2.09 %)
Fuel wood (0.67 %)
Synthetic rubber derived from oils (0.29 %)

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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

              Liberia: 32
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness32
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Liberia: 31
              Products competitiveness
              Liberia: 59

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Liberia: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Liberia: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Liberia: 100