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Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

Per capita $2,500
Net $55.4 billion
Annual growth 3.2%
Stable growth over last years.
By sector Agriculture 10%
Industry 57%
Services 33%
Annual inflation rate 19%
Up from previous year.
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 11%
Net US$6.0 billion
Balance +3%
Exports US$9.0 billion
Main products Crude oil, coffee, dried and salted fish
Main partners China 28%; Thailand 24%; India 16%; South Africa 13%; Japan 5%
Imports US$8.8 billion
Main products Food and live animals, machinery and equipment, chemicals
Main partners UAE 15%; India 12%; China 11%; Saudi Arabia 7%; Kuwait 5%
Work life
Official unemployment 35% (2003)
Work force Agriculture: No data
Industry: No data
Services: No data
Population below poverty line 45% (2003)

By Tore Kjeilen