Guinea : economy statistics and industry reports

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


$1.761 billion (2011 est.)
$1.405 billion (2010 est.)


$1.615 billion (2011 est.)
$1.471 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

16% (2011 est.)
20% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate


GDP - per capita (PPP)

$1,100 (2011 est.)
$1,100 (2010 est.)
$1,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3% (2010 est.)
-3.5% (2009 est.)
4.7% (2008 est.)

Internet users

95,000 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

4 million (2009)

Population growth rate

2.641% (2012 est.)


10,884,958 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Guinea has had a history of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958.

Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after the death of the first president, Sekou TOURE.

Guinea did not hold democratic elections until 1993 when Gen.

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Economic overview

Guinea is a poor country that possesses major mineral, hydropower, and agricultural resources.

The country has almost half of the world's bauxite reserves and significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves.

However, Guinea has been unable to profit from this potential, as rampant corruption, dilapidated electricity and other degraded infrastructure, and political uncertainty have drained investor confidence.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Guinea 1st Quarter 2015

Country Report Guinea 1st Quarter 2015

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • March 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2015-16 The president, Alpha Condé, is likely to be re-elected in 2015, and his Rassemblement du peuple de Guinée will remain in power over the remainder of the forecast period.Political ...

  • Countries : Guinea, Europe

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