General information

Capital: Dakar

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 192,530 km²

Population in million: 15,854,400.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,522 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,783 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 46.4 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.8 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 31.8 %

Life expectancy at birth: 67.4 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 52 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 24,129,600,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 16.6 

Industry value added of GDP: 25.8 

Services value added of GDP: 6.7 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 3,589,720.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 7,890,750.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diphosphorus pentaoxide (8.59 %)
Hydraulic cements (7.90 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel (1.10 %)
Beauty or make-up preparations (1.01 %)
Other bars and rods of iron or steel (0.91 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Frozen fish (6.53 %)
Ground-nut oil (3.51 %)
Molluscs (3.47 %)
Soups and broths (2.77 %)
Fresh or chilled fish (2.34 %)

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              Effective PPP conversion factor ratio (net of productivity)48