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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 36125  
Population (est., 000) 1746  
Pop. density (per sq km) 48.3  
Capital city Bissau  
Capital city pop. (000) 473  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
UN membership date 17 September 1974  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 1036  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 845  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 587  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 0.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 6.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 608.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 532.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 412.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 604.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 532.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 404.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 5.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 6.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 6.1  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 475.64 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 490.91 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 556.04 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -83 2012.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -71  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -10  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 ... Bissau.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 122 Bissau. Index base 2003=100. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 104 Bissau. Index base 2003=100.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 140  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 122  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 141  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 122  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 7.1  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 6.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 6.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 68.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 68.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 66.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 78.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 78.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 78.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 ... Arrivals by air.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 ... Arrivals by air.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 5 Arrivals by air.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 24 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 24  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 22  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 74.1 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 42.7  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 7.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 3.1 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 2.5 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 1.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population (%) 2014 48.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 41.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 5.8/5.2  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 98.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 55.7/52.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 93.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 14.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 18.0/1.1 Including refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 8686  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 5.3 1999.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 40.6/62.4 2000.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 8.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 13.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 66  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 71.2  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 10.4  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 74.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 20.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 246/0.2  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 17.0  
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