Imports$1.467 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$910.8 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.6% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$900 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.3% (2010 est.)
Internet users356,300 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular2.452 million (2009)
Population growth rate2.748% (2012 est.)
Population6,961,049 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
French Togoland became Togo in 1960.
Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades....
This small, sub-Saharan economy suffers from anemic economic growth and depends heavily on both commercial and subsistence agriculture, which provides employment for 65% of the labor force.
Some basic foodstuffs must still be imported.
Cocoa, coffee, and cotton generate about 40% of export earnings with cotton being the most important cash crop....
Togo's economy should grow by around 5% this year and next, as economic conditions in the short term remain broadly favourable and the political situation has stabilised. Cotton, phosphates and inputs ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2014-15 The president, Faure Gnassingbé, and his ruling party, the Union pour la république (UNIR), which won a landslide victory in the legislative election in mid-2013, will ...
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