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Senegal
Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 196712 Surface area is based on 2002 population and housing census.  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 12768  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 64.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Dakar (3035)  
United Nations membership date 28 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 14448  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 12858  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 8708  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 2.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 1132.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1034.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 801.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 1111.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1013.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 796.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 21.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 22.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 23.3  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 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.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -865 2009.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -676  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 126 Dakar.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 122 Dakar. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 108 Dakar.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 110 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 104 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 109  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 148  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 110  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 110  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 150  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 110  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2006.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 33.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2006.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 66.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 66.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 64.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 88.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 88.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 88.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 1001 Estimated data.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 900 Estimated data.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 769  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 16 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 13  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 76.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 69.9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 18.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 17.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 16.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 4.8  
Exports (million US$) 2011 2541.7  
Imports (million US$) 2011 5908.9  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -3367.2  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Mali (17.3), India (14.0)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 France (17.2), Nigeria (9.2), China (6.6) For more information, refer to the technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.3  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population (%) 2012 42.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 43.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 4.1/3.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 98.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 60.9/58.6  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 49.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.6  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 11.8 2005.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 210.1/1.6 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 22907  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 64.7/63.8 National estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 37.3 UNESCO estimate.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 4.8/12.7 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 42.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 99  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 44.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 4573/0.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 91.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 514  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.7/27.6  
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