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Central African Republic
Summary statistics
Region Middle Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XAF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 622984  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 4487  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 7.2  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bangui (740)  
United Nations membership date 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 2196  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1986  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1350  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 3.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 2.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 489.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 451.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 336.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 462.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 450.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 334.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 14.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 14.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 9.8  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 506.96 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 490.91 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 556.04 Official rate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ... Excludes rent. Bangui.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 138 Excludes rent. Bangui.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112 Excludes rent. Bangui.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 136 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 126 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 122  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 122  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 114  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 72.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 72.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 71.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 85.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 85.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 85.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ... Air arrivals in Bangui only.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 54 Air arrivals in Bangui only.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 12 Air arrivals in Bangui only.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 12 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 12  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 25.1  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 22.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 2.7  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 2.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 2.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.3  
Exports (million US$) 2011 103.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 214.7  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -110.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 France (26.3), Japan (15.0), Cameroon (9.7)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 France (31.7), Japan (13.6), Cameroon (7.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.6  
Urban population (%) 2012 39.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 39.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 6.5/5.4  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 97.1  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 51.3/47.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 95.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.4  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 19.0  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 80.5/1.8 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 199903  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 1.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 45.7/66.0  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 24.5  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 14.4/44.5 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 12.5  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 42  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 36.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 235/0.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 21.0 UNSD estimate.  
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