Imports$413.7 million (2011 est.)
Exports$96.3 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5.1% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate59% (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$2,700 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate4.8% (2010 est.)
Internet users25,900 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular165,600 (2009)
Population growth rate2.285% (2012 est.)
Population774,389 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977.
Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999.
Unrest among the Afars minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 following the conclusion of a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Issa-dominated government....
The economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in the Horn of Africa.
Two-thirds of Djibouti's inhabitants live in the capital city; the remainder are mostly nomadic herders.
Scanty rainfall limits crop production to fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2013-14 The president, Ismaël Omar Guelleh, and his governing Union pour la majorité présidentielle coalition, will remain firmly in power.Power will remain heavily concentrated ...
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