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.)
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....
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 ...