Central African Republic Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Central African Republic › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Central African Franc, XAF
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 35
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 5277959 ; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 622,984 sq km ; land: 622,984 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: diamonds, uranium, timber, gold, oil, hydropower
Capital: name: Bangui ; geographic coordinates: 4 22 N, 18 35 E ; time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry and mining, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR), with about 60% of the population living in outlying areas. The agricultural sector generates more than half of GDP. Timber and diamonds account for most export earnings, followed by cotton. Important constraints to economic development include the CAR's landlocked position, a poor transportation system, a largely unskilled work force, and a legacy of misdirected macroeconomic policies. Factional fighting between the government and its opponents remains a drag on economic revitalization. Since 2009 the IMF has worked closely with the government to institute reforms that have resulted in some improvement in budget transparency, but other problems remain. The government's additional spending in the run-up to the election in 2011 worsened CAR's fiscal situation. Distribution of income is extraordinarily unequal. Grants from France and the international community can only partially meet humanitarian needs. In 2012 the World Bank approved $125 million in funding for transport infrastructure and regional trade, focused on the route between CAR's capital and the port of Douala in Cameroon. After a two year lag in donor support, the IMF's first review of CAR's extended credit facility for 2012-15 praised improvements in revenue collection but warned of weak management of spending.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Central African Republic in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 4.309 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)XAF 943.782 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 1.605 Billion
GDP Deflator 157.486 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)XAF 125,017.89 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)XAF 196,885.36 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 334.87
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 3.018 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 629.676
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.003 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 312.677
Investment (% of GDP) 14.475 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 1.748 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 185.085 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 5.414 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 188.119 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 6.491 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 12.109 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 21.226 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 0.136 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 4.89 %
Population 4.794 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)XAF 107.789 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 11.421 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)XAF 137.479 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 14.567 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)XAF -29.69 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -3.146 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesXAF 943.782 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -0.205 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -12.755 %
Economic Indicators for Central African Republic 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 599.281 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 4.309 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 943.782 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is US$ 1.605 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 157.486 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 125,017.89 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 196,885.36 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is US$ 334.87 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Central African Republic in year 2015 is US$ 3.018 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Central African Republic in year 2015 is US$ 629.676 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 0.003 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 312.677 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 14.475 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 1.748 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 185.085 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 5.414 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 188.119 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 6.491 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 12.109 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 21.226 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 0.136 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 4.89 %.

Population for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 4.794 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 107.789 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 11.421 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 137.479 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is 14.567 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF -29.69 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is -3.146 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Central African Republic in year 2015 is XAF 943.782 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is US$ -0.205 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Central African Republic in year 2015 is -12.755 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Central African Republic
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  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Central African Republic
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Central African Republic
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Central African Republic
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Central African Republic
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Central African Republic
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Central African Republic
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Central African Republic
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Central African Republic
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Central African Republic
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Central African Republic
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Central African Republic
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Central African Republic
  Labor Force by Occupation for Central African Republic
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Central African Republic
  National Budget and Public Debt for Central African Republic
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Central African Republic
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Central African Republic
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Central African Republic
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Central African Republic
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Central African Republic
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  Exchange Rate Statistics for Central African Republic
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Central African Republic
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Central African Republic
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Central African Republic
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Central African Republic
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Central African Republic
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Central African Republic
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Central African Republic
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Central African Republic
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Central African Republic
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Central African Republic
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  Number of Internet Users for Central African Republic
  Internet Penetration Rate for Central African Republic
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Central African Republic
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Central African Republic
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Central African Republic
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  Economic Freedom World Rank for Central African Republic
  Government Spending for Central African Republic
  Monetary Freedom for Central African Republic
  Investment Freedom for Central African Republic
  Financial Freedom for Central African Republic
  Property Rights for Central African Republic
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Central African Republic
  Freedom from Corruption for Central African Republic
  Labor Freedom for Central African Republic
  Tariff Rate for Central African Republic
  Income Tax Rate for Central African Republic
  Corporate Tax Rate for Central African Republic
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Central African Republic
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Central African Republic
  Business Freedom for Central African Republic
  Trade Freedom for Central African Republic
  Fiscal Freedom for Central African Republic
  2016 Score for Central African Republic
* Source: HFO
Central African Republic Economic Indicators in other Years
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International