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Economic Conditions and Trade

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Economic Conditions and Trade



Farmer harvesting peanuts in Bissau.                                                     Source: www.everyculture.com

Economic Statistics

- Gross Domestic Product: (2009): $826 million.


- Annual growth rate: (2009): 3%.


- Gross Dosmestic Product per capita: (2009): $512.


- Natural resources: Fish and timber. Bauxite and phosphate deposits are 

  not exploited; offshore petroleum.


- Foreign aid: Guinea-Bissau is desperately poor, (ranked 173rd out of 182 )

with huge foreign debt and an economy that limps along thanks to foreign aid.


- Agriculture: (62% of GDP): Products--cashews, tropical fruits, rice, peanuts, 

  cotton, palm oil. Arable land--11%. Forested--38%.


- Industry: (12% of GDP): Cashew processing. Very little industrial capacity 

  remains following the 1998 internal conflict.


- Major suppliers: (2009)--Portugal 24.5%, Senegal 17.2%, Pakistan 4.8%, 

France 4.6%.

Source:  http://www.afribiz.info/



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