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Djibouti

Djibouti : economy statistics and industry reports

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

Imports

$413.7 million (2011 est.)
$363.8 million (2010 est.)

Exports

$96.3 million (2011 est.)
$85.1 million (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

5.1% (2011 est.)
4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

59% (2007 est.)
note: data are for urban areas, 83% in rural areas

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$2,700 (2011 est.)
$2,600 (2010 est.)
$2,600 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.8% (2010 est.)
5% (2009 est.)
5.8% (2008 est.)

Internet users

25,900 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

165,600 (2009)

Population growth rate

2.285% (2012 est.)

Population

774,389 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977.

Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999.

Unrest among the Afars minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 following the conclusion of a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Issa-dominated government.

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Djibouti

Economic overview

The economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in the Horn of Africa.

Two-thirds of Djibouti's inhabitants live in the capital city; the remainder are mostly nomadic herders.

Scanty rainfall limits crop production to fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Report Djibouti 3rd Quarter 2017

  • $ 251
  • Country report
  • August 2017
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Outlook for 2017-18 Ismaël Omar Guelleh and his governing coalition, the Union pour la majorité présidentielle, will remain in power and benefit from strong incumbency powers. Djibouti ...

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