General information

Capital: Victoria

Currency unit: Seychelles rupee

Official language: English, French

Area: 460 km²

Population in million: 96,762.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 16,434 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 30,557 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 70.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 1.0 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 12.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 74.3 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 96 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 1,590,180,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 2.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 10.9 

Services value added of GDP: 4.8 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 703,153.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1,345,500.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Hydraulic cements (2.69 %)
Instruments used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences (0.90 %)
Medicaments (0.10 %)
Articles of jewellery (0.05 %)
Other breathing appliances and gas masks (0.02 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Prepared or preserved fish (63.21 %)
Frozen fish (24.79 %)
Fats and oils (1.18 %)
Animal meals, unfit for human consumption (0.78 %)
Fish fillets (0.58 %)

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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

              Seychelles: 100
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness100
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Seychelles: 59
              Products competitiveness
              Seychelles: 97

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Seychelles: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Seychelles: 235
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Seychelles: >2,000