Arab Country Profiles

Djibouti

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  • Country name : Republic of Djibouti
  • Capital : Djibouti
  • Area : 23,200 km²
  • Population : 810,197 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 2.23% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 62.4 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 32.9% - 15-64 years : 63.6% - 65 years and over : 3.5%
  • Urbanisation : 77.3% (2014)
  • Labour force : 294,600 (2012)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $1.582 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 5.5% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 2.9% - industry : 16.6% - services : 80.5%
  • GDP – per capita : $3,000 (2014)
  • Natural resources : geothermal energy, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum
  • Industries : construction, agricultural processing
  • Industrial production growth rate : 4.3% (2014)
  • Land use : arable land : 0.1% - permanent crops : 0% – other : 99.9%
  • Agricultural products : fruits and vegetables, goats, sheep, camels
  • Exports in general : $119.5 million (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $384,000 (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : re-exports, hides and skins, coffee (in transit)
  • Exports – partners : Somalia (78.4%), Egypt (5.3), UAE (4), Yemen (4) (2014)
  • Imports in general : $612.1 million (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $19.72 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : food, beverages, transport equipment, chemicals, petroleum products
  • Imports – partners : China (24.4%), Saudi Arabia (16.1), India (10.6), Indonesia (7.3), Pakistan (4.1) (2014)
  • Current account balance : $-122.4 million (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $563.3 million - expenditures : $647.7 million (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : ? (31 December 2014)

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