Gambia

Gambia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$327 million (2011 est.)
$313.1 million (2010 est.)

Exports

$103.9 million (2011 est.)
$98.2 million (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4.8% (2011 est.)
5% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

NA%

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$2,000 (2011 est.)
$2,000 (2010 est.)
$1,900 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

5% (2010 est.)
5.6% (2009 est.)
6.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

130,100 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

1.478 million (2009)

Population growth rate

2.344% (2012 est.)

Population

1,840,454 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965.

Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989.

In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then.

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Gambia

Economic overview

The Gambia has sparse natural resource deposits and a limited agricultural base, and relies in part on remittances from workers overseas and tourist receipts.

About three-quarters of the population depends on the agricultural sector for its livelihood.

Small-scale manufacturing activity features the processing of peanuts, fish, and hides.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report The Gambia 3rd Quarter 2014

Country Report The Gambia 3rd Quarter 2014

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • July 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2014-15 The president, Yahya Jammeh, and the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction are expected to retain a firm grip on power throughout the forecast period through a combination ...

  • Countries : Gambia

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