Sao Tome and Principe Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Sao Tome and Principe › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Dobra, STD
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: 190,428 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 964 sq km ; land: 964 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: fish, hydropower
Capital: name: Sao Tome ; geographic coordinates: 0 20 N, 6 44 E ; time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

This small, poor island economy has become increasingly dependent on cocoa since independence in 1975. Cocoa production has substantially declined in recent years because of drought and mismanagement. Sao Tome and Principe has to import fuels, most manufactured goods, consumer goods, and a substantial amount of food, making it vulnerable to fluctuations in global commodity prices. Over the years, it has had difficulty servicing its external debt and has relied heavily on concessional aid and debt rescheduling. Sao Tome and Principe benefited from $200 million in debt relief in December 2000 under the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) program, which helped bring down the country's $300 million debt burden. In August 2005, the government signed on to a new 3-year IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program worth $4.3 million. In April 2011 the country completed a Threshold Country Program with The Millennium Challenge Corporation to help increase tax revenues, reform customs, and improve the business environment. Considerable potential exists for development of a tourist industry, and the government has taken steps to expand facilities in recent years. The government also has attempted to reduce price controls and subsidies. Potential exists for the development of petroleum resources in Sao Tome and Principe's territorial waters in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea, which are being jointly developed in a 60-40 split with Nigeria, but any actual production is at least several years off. The first production licenses were sold in 2004, though a dispute over licensing with Nigeria delayed the country's receipt of more than $20 million in signing bonuses for almost a year. Maintaining control of inflation, fiscal discipline, and increasing flows of foreign direct investment into the oil sector are the major economic problems facing the country.

Economic Indicator Listing
  For Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) 4 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)STD 7,028.29 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 0.318 Billion
GDP Deflator 609.963 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)STD 5,682,229.62 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)STD 34,659,524.94 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 1,568.97
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 0.658 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 3,243.82
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.001 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 10,684.77
Investment (% of GDP) 26.229 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 14.978 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 688.943 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 5.256 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 702.48 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 3.959 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 4.587 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 4.058 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -1.492 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -1.492 %
Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) 13.033 %
Population 0.203 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)STD 1,996.76 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 28.41 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)STD 2,476.79 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 35.24 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)STD -480.026 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -6.83 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesSTD 7,028.29 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -0.036 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -11.251 %
Economic Indicators for Sao Tome and Principe 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 1,152.25 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 4 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 7,028.29 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is US$ 0.318 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 609.963 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 5,682,229.62 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 34,659,524.94 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is US$ 1,568.97 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is US$ 0.658 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is US$ 3,243.82 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 0.001 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 10,684.77 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 26.229 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 14.978 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 688.943 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 5.256 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 702.48 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 3.959 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 4.587 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 4.058 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is -1.492 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is -1.492 %.

Unemployment Rate (% of Labour Force) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 13.033 %.

Population for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 0.203 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 1,996.76 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 28.41 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 2,476.79 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is 35.24 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD -480.026 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is -6.83 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is STD 7,028.29 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is US$ -0.036 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Sao Tome and Principe in year 2015 is -11.251 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Sao Tome and Principe
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* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Sao Tome and Principe
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  Facebook Penetration Rate for Sao Tome and Principe
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Sao Tome and Principe
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  2016 Score for Sao Tome and Principe
* Source: HFO
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International