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Togo

Togo : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

$1.467 billion (2011 est.)
$1.371 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$910.8 million (2011 est.)
$879 million (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.6% (2011 est.)
1.8% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

NA%

GDP - per capita (PPP)

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

National product real growth rate

3.3% (2010 est.)
3.1% (2009 est.)
1.8% (2008 est.)

Internet users

356,300 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

2.452 million (2009)

Population growth rate

2.748% (2012 est.)

Population

6,961,049 (July 2012 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected

Historical background

French Togoland became Togo in 1960.

Gen.

Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades.

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Togo

Economic overview

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.

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Togo

Country Economic Forecasts > Togo

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • May 2016
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP is expected to rise by 5.6% in 2016 from around 5.2% (0.2 ppt lower from our previous estimate of 5.4% in 2015) growth rate in 2015. Over the period 2016-2020 the economy is expected to grow on average ...

  • Countries : Togo

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Togo 2nd Quarter 2016

Country Report Togo 2nd Quarter 2016

  • $ 285
  • Country report
  • April 2016
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2016-17 Having easily secured a third term in office at the April 2015 presidential poll, the president, Faure Gnassingbé, and his Union pour la république (UNIR) will continue ...

  • Countries : Togo

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