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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 56785  
Population (est., 000) 6993  
Pop. density (per sq km) 123.2  
Capital city Lomé  
Capital city pop. (000) 930  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
UN membership date 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 4158  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 3173  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2110  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 5.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 1.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 610.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 503.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 380.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 519.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 499.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 374.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 23.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 18.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 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$) 2013 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -200  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -204  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 145 Lomé.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 134 Lomé. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 114 Lomé.  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 101 ISIC Rev.4 (BCDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.4 (BCDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 81 ISIC Rev.4 (BCDE).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 121  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 96  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 125  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 6.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.0  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 7.1  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 6.8 2006. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 54.1 2006. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). ISIC Rev.2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 80.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 80.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 79.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 81.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 81.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.4  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 327 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 202 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 81 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 105 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 99  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 84  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 62.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 41.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 7.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 4.5 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 3.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 1.8 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 1002.3  
Imports (million US$) 2013 2002.2  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -999.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Burkina Faso (19.0), Benin (12.0), Ghana (11.4)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 China (15.7), France (7.7), Netherlands (7.4)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2014 39.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 41.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 4.8/4.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 97.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 57.3/55.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 66.4  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 15.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 202.5/3.0 Including refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 22982  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 4.0  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 66.8/88.5 UNESCO estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 28.2  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 10.3  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 17.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 65  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 4.9  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 19.8  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 61.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 11.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 2098/0.3  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 20.0  
Trade Profile
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