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    Equatorial Guinea Economy - 2002

      Economy - overview The discovery and exploitation of large oil reserves have contributed to dramatic economic growth in recent years. Forestry, farming, and fishing are also major components of GDP. Subsistence farming predominates. Although pre-independence Equatorial Guinea counted on cocoa production for hard currency earnings, the neglect of the rural economy under successive regimes has diminished potential for agriculture-led growth (the government has stated its intention to reinvest some oil revenue into agriculture). A number of aid programs sponsored by the World Bank and the IMF have been cut off since 1993 because of corruption and mismanagement. No longer eligible for concessional financing because of large oil revenues, the government has been unsuccessfully trying to agree on a "shadow" fiscal management program with the World Bank and IMF. Businesses, for the most part, are owned by government officials and their family members. Undeveloped natural resources include titanium, iron ore, manganese, uranium, and alluvial gold. Boosts in production and higher world oil prices stimulated growth in 2002, with oil accounting for 90% of increased exports.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $1.04 billion (2001 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate 6% (2001 est.)

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $2,100 (2001 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture: 20%
      industry: 60%
      services: 20% (1999 est.)

      Population below poverty line NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices) 6% (2001 est.)

      Labor force NA

      Unemployment rate 30% (1998 est.)

      revenues: $200 million
      expenditures: $158 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (2001 est.)

      Industries petroleum, fishing, sawmilling, natural gas

      Industrial production growth rate 7.4% (1994 est.)

      Electricity - production 22 million kWh (2000)

      Electricity - production by source
      fossil fuel: 90.91%
      hydro: 9.09%
      other: 0% (2000)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption 20.46 million kWh (2000)

      Electricity - exports 0 kWh (2000)

      Electricity - imports 0 kWh (2000)

      Agriculture - products coffee, cocoa, rice, yams, cassava (tapioca), bananas, palm oil nuts; livestock; timber

      Exports $2.1 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)

      Exports - commodities petroleum, timber, cocoa

      Exports - partners China 24%, Japan 7%, US 7%, South Korea 5% (1999)

      Imports $736 million (f.o.b., 2001)

      Imports - commodities petroleum sector equipment, manufactured goods and equipment

      Imports - partners US 60%, France 12%, Spain 8%, Italy 6% (1999)

      Debt - external $225 million (2000 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient $33.8 million (1995)

      Currency Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (XAF); note - responsible authority is the Bank of the Central African States

      Currency code XAF

      Exchange rates Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XAF) per US dollar - 742.79 (January 2002), 733.04 (2001), 711.98 (2000), 615.70 (1999), 589.95 (1998), 583.67 (1997); note - from 1 January 1999, the XAF is pegged to the euro at a rate of 655.957 XAF per euro

      Fiscal year 1 January - 31 December

      NOTE: The information regarding Equatorial Guinea on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Equatorial Guinea Economy 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Equatorial Guinea Economy 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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