Metadata
Area 1,267,000 sq km
Population (2016 est) 20.7 million
Geographical groupWestern Africa
Stage of IndustrializationLeast Developed Countries
GDP (2016)* 7,969.4 million
MVA (2016)* 486.3 million
MVA per capita (2016)* 23
Share of MVA in GDP (2016) 6%
Major manufacturing activities
(VA in % to total MVA)
1. Food and beverages (32%)
2. Chemicals and chemical products (25%)
3. Furniture; manufacturing n.e.c. (21%)
Share of manufactured exports (2014) 47%
Competitive Industrial Performance
(CIP rank)
131 (of 148 ranked)
*(at constant 2010 prices in US$)