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Comoros

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  • Country name : Union of the Comoros
  • Capital : Moroni
  • Area : 2,235 km²
  • Population : 843.404 (2018)
  • Population growth rate : 2.41% (2017)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 64.6 years (2017)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 39.35% - 15-64 years : 56.71% - 65 years and over : 3.94%
  • Urbanisation : 28.41% (2016)
  • Labour force : 278,500 (2016)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $659 million (2017)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3.3% (2017)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 49.5% - industry : 11.8% - services : 38.7%
  • GDP – per capita : $1,600 (2017)
  • Natural resources : negligible
  • Industries : fishing, tourism, perfume distillation
  • Industrial production growth rate : 0.8% (2017)
  • 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 : $39.1 million (2016)
  • Exports to Belgium: $ 36.000 (2016)
  • Exports – commodities : vanilla, ylang-ylang, cloves, copra
  • Exports – partners : India (33%), France (17%), Germany (12%), Netherlands (5.2%) (2016)
  • Imports in general : $235.8 million (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $4.06 million (2017)
  • Imports – commodities : rice, foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement, transport equipment
  • Imports – partners : Tanzanie (51%), France (8.9), Pakistan (6.3), China (13) (2016)
  • Current account balance : $-63 million (2017)
  • Budget: revenues : $148.6 million - expenditures : $183.1 million (2017)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : 0.16 million (31 December 2016)

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