General information

Capital: Windhoek

Currency unit: Namibian dollar

Official language: English

Area: 823,290 km²

Population in million: 2,448,260.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 5,931 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 11,102 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 60.8 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.9 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 29.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 63.0 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 91 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 14,521,700,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 7.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 29.3 

Services value added of GDP: -2.3 

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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

              Namibia: 66
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness66
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Namibia: 41
              Products competitiveness
              Namibia: 84

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Namibia: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Namibia: 62
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Namibia: 605