General information

Capital: Lomé

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 54,390 km²

Population in million: 7,889,090.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 679 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,774 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 77.7 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.4 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 47.4 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.5 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 67 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 5,358,720,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 23.4 

Industry value added of GDP: 15.5 

Services value added of GDP: 7.6 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1,633,550.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 8,147,360.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Hydraulic cements (10.91 %)
Other fertilisers (1.69 %)
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (1.44 %)
Beauty or make-up preparations (1.21 %)
Wigs, false beards, eyebrows and eyelashes (0.65 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (12.75 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (4.18 %)
Coffee (3.02 %)
Wood in the rough (1.69 %)
Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (1.18 %)

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