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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 36125  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 1664  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 46.1  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bissau (423)  
United Nations membership date 17 September 1974  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 849  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 845  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 587  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 -2.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 6.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 510.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 532.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 412.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 506.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 532.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 404.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 7.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 6.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 6.1  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 497.16 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$) 2012 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -71  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -10  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 ... Bissau. Index base 2003=100.  
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) 2012 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 126  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 138  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 126  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 68.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 68.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 66.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 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) 2012 ... Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 30 Air arrivals. 2007.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 5 Air arrivals.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 69.5 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 47.2 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 7.2  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 2.9 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 2.5 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 1.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population (%) 2013 45.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 41.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 5.6/5.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 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, %) 2006-2012 14.0  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 18.0/1.1 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 7907  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.3 1999.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 40.6/62.4 2000.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 9.0/31.7 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 11.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 61  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 71.6  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 238/0.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 52.0 UNSD estimate.  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1756 January to November only.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 19.7/32.1 January to November only.  
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