Sao Tome and Principe

General information

Capital: São Tomé

Currency unit: Sao Tomé and Principe dobra

Official language: Portuguese

Area: 960 km²

Population in million: 0.2 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,913 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,351 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 58.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 25.2 %

Life expectancy at birth: 66.6 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 92 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 0.39 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 11.5 

Industry value added of GDP: 15.1 

Services value added of GDP: 71.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 0.02 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 0.14 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Other watches (18.87 %)
Articles of jewellery (14.32 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (61.82 %)

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              Average growth rate of the national economy (5 years)

              Sao Tome and Principe: 70
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              2016Sao Tome and Principe
              Average growth rate of the national economy (5 years)70