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Official language: French, Sangho
Currency: CFA Franc
Capital City: Bangui
Area: 622984km2
Subregional membership(s): Central Africa, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa , Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Least developed countires, Land-locked Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, Non-Oil Producing, Non-Oil LDCs, Land-locked LDCs, Mineral-rich countries, Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) , Franc Zone, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)


4920.0K
2021

Mid-year population
2.0B
2017

GDP at current prices, USD

Under five mortality rate
102.0
2016

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Annual rate of change of the migrant stock (%)-2.981.64
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)0.310.510.821.131.401.601.721.811.90
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)2.592.592.732.732.73
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)51.151.952.853.654.455.055.555.956.3
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)47.748.349.049.650.250.751.151.551.8
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)49.450.150.951.652.252.853.353.754.0
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 0-4 (%)8.858.98
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 10-14 (%)5.855.86
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 15-19 (%)6.676.24
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 20-24 (%)8.008.26
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 25-29 (%)9.109.71
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 30-34 (%)9.369.77
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 35-39 (%)8.939.05
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 40-44 (%)8.278.17
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 45-49 (%)7.317.24
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 5-9 (%)8.057.08
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 50-54 (%)5.915.89
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 55-59 (%)4.524.54
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 60-64 (%)3.323.35
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 65+ (%)5.865.87
Population - Female (%)50.4650.4550.4550.4450.4450.4450.4350.43
Population - Female (thousands)2,2442,2522,2672,2892,3182,3542,3932,4362,481
Population - Male (%)49.5449.5549.5549.5649.5649.5649.5749.57
Population - Male (thousands)2,2032,2122,2272,2492,2782,3132,3522,3942,439
Population - Total (thousands)4,4484,4644,4934,5384,5964,6664,7454,8304,920
Population - Urban (%)39.7040.0040.3040.6041.0041.4041.8042.20
Population - Urban (%)39.7040.0040.3040.6041.00
Population - Urban (thousands)1,7851,8041,8311,8661,909
Total fertility rate (per woman)5.15.04.94.94.84.74.64.64.5
Health
United Nations Statistics Division, World Health Organization
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Percentage of children under-five and underweight (%)
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)55.0055.00
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles (%)25.00
Proportion of population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (%)39.4044.5047.70
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)22.0022.0022.00
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)24.3624.53
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)50.7150.36
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)36.7537.21
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)89.37
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)114.56
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)102.02
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)11.8413.78
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)18.2320.48
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)15.0417.14
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Female (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Male (%)
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Total (%)
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Female (%)
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Male (%)
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Total (%)
Literacy rate - Female (%)25.76
Literacy rate - Male (%)49.51
Literacy rate - Total (%)37.40
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Female (%)28.71
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Male (%)47.80
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)36.3638.27
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)4.24.2
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Female (%)
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Male (%)
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Total (%)
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Female (%)9.85
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Male (%)16.25
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Total (%)13.02
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)354,910
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)458,857
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)813,767
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)83.4
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)34.631.6
Pupil-teacher ratio, tertiary education - Total (rate)
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)0.8
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)0.70.7
Ratio of girls to boys in tertiary education (ratio)
Ratio of school attendance rate of orphans to school attendance rate of non orphans (%)
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)5.5
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)7.2
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)6.3
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)0.81.0
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)1.31.5
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)1.11.3
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Female (years)
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Male (years)
School life Expectancy in Tertiary - Total (years)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Female (%)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Male (%)
Survival Rate to the last grade in Primary - Total (%)
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current USD (billions)1.61.81.61.82.0
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - National Currency (billions)773.4868.0965.71,0731,160
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=100108.76136.25186.86213.09222.00225.58231.79
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)1.5025.2837.1414.044.181.612.69
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year2.5736.4638.04-2.347.174.60-2.04
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period1.5025.2837.1414.044.181.612.75
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period5.869.674.844.663.611.612.692.303.342.46
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)5.869.674.844.663.611.612.692.303.34
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)162.90178.65187.29196.02203.09
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)10576636566
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)161
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)00000
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)0.70.23111
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)26
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)138.47138.83141142144
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)155
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)5.147.327.397.49
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)1111111
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)34.0040.0040.0042.0043.00
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)44.344.338.338.3
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)144.31146.38148150152
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)6,849
Tourism
World Bank, World Tourism Organization, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)69.8
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)15.6
International tourism, number of arrivals - Total (thousands)
International tourism, number of arrivals - Total (thousands)84.096.0121.0
Overnight stays (thousands)37.0
Rooms in hotels and similar establishments (thousands)0.81.01.11.21.31.3
Total contribution to employment, tourism (%)5.335.345.205.00
Total contribution to GDP, tourism (%)7.637.076.896.60
Transport

Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Paved Road (% of total) (%)
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)0.020.020.040.040.050.05
Internet users per 100 inhabitants (%)3.403.603.804.004.34
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)1,360,3001,155,6201,242,4941,248,3461,175,3891,595,294
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)30.5825.8927.6527.5125.5727.4132.25
International trade
International Road Federation
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Deposit rate (%) (%)3.212.602.45
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)494.04494.41591.45
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)493.90493.76591.21592.61580.66555.45585.91
Interest rate - Lending (%)
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-5.911.4-12.8-12.319.0-34.5-20.2-5.9
Net ODA (% of GNI) (%)
Net ODA - current USD (millions)202.8611.0486.7501.0507.8
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)45.07135.31107.07109.03108.99
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)38.5369.1659.7953.8950.2750.0347.1844.9342.2339.16
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic Commission for Africa
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)-3.04-5.58-9.04-9.10-10.16
Current account balance - current USD (millions)-46.0-95.0-143.0-160.0-196.0
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)1.93.53.07.417.2
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)619.4622.9626.0657.2
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)
Outward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Stock, current USD (millions)43.243.043.043.0
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)-15.50
Environment
United Nations Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Indicator2013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Carbon Dioxide Emission - metric tons (thousands)
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)35.60
Land area covered by forest (%)