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Comoros

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  • Country name : Union of the Comoros
  • Capital : Moroni
  • Area : 2,235 km²
  • Population : 766,865 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 1.87% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 63.48 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 41.3% - 15-64 years : 54.9% - 65 years and over : 3.8%
  • Urbanisation : 28.2% (2014)
  • Labour force : 239,000 (2012)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $772 million (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.9% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 50.4% - industry : 13.7% - services : 35.9%
  • GDP – per capita : $1,700 (2014)
  • Natural resources : negligible
  • Industries : fishing, tourism, perfume distillation
  • Industrial production growth rate : non available
  • Land use : arable land : 46.7% - permanent crops : 29.6% - other : 23.7%
  • Agricultural products : vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava
  • Exports in general : $24.3 million (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium: $ 16.000 (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : vanilla, ylang-ylang, cloves, copra
  • Exports – partners : Netherlands (58.8%), Singapore (10.6), Turkey (9.3), France (5.6), India (5) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $235.8 million (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $2.63 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : rice, foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement, transport equipment
  • Imports – partners : Pakistan (16.9%), France (13.9), UAE (11), India (8.3), China (6.5), Kenya (5.8) (2014)
  • Current account balance : $-48.4 million (2014)
  • Budget: revenues : $175.6 million - expenditures : $183.3 million (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : ? (31 December 2014)

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