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    Rep�blica Centroafricana Econom�a 2000

      Econom�a - descripci�n: Subsistence agriculture, together with forestry, remains the backbone of the economy of the Central African Republic (CAR), with more than 70% of the population living in outlying areas. The agricultural sector generates half of GDP. Timber has accounted for about 16% of export earnings and the diamond industry for nearly 54%. Important constraints to economic development include the CAR's landlocked position, a poor transportation system, a largely unskilled work force, and a legacy of misdirected macroeconomic policies. The 50% devaluation of the currencies of 14 Francophone African nations on 12 January 1994 had mixed effects on the CAR's economy. Diamond, timber, coffee, and cotton exports increased, leading an estimated rise of GDP of 7% in 1994 and nearly 5% in 1995. Military rebellions and social unrest in 1996 were accompanied by widespread destruction of property and a drop in GDP of 2%. Ongoing violence between the government and rebel military groups over pay issues, living conditions, and political representation has destroyed many businesses in the capital and reduced tax revenues for the government. The IMF approved an Extended Structure Adjustment Facility in 1998. The government has set targets of annual 5% growth and 2.5% inflation for 2000-2001.

      Producto Bruto Interno (PBI): purchasing power parity - $5.8 billion (1999 est.)

      PBI - Indice de Incremento real: 5% (1999 est.)

      PBI - por capital: purchasing power parity - $1,700 (1999 est.)

      PBI - Composici�n por Sector:
      agriculture: 53%
      industry: 21%
      services: 26% (1997 est.)

      Poblaci�n bajo linea de pobertad: NA%

      Ingreso en casa o porcentage de consumci�n:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Indice de Inflaci�n (precios del consumidor): 2.6% (1999 est.)

      Fuerza Laboral: NA

      Indice de desempleo: 6% (1993)

      Presupuesto:
      revenues: $638 million
      expenditures: $1.9 billion, including capital expenditures of $888 million (1994 est.)

      Industrias: diamond mining, sawmills, breweries, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles

      Industrial production growth rate: NA%

      Electricidad - Producci�n: 105 million kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - producci�n por fuente:
      fossil fuel: 19.05%
      hydro: 80.95%
      nuclear: 0%
      other: 0% (1998)

      Electricidad - consumci�n: 98 million kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - exportaciones: 0 kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - importaciones: 0 kWh (1998)

      Agricultura - productos: cotton, coffee, tobacco, manioc (tapioca), yams, millet, corn, bananas; timber

      Exportaciones: $195 million (f.o.b., 1999)

      Exporationes - comodidades: diamonds, timber, cotton, coffee, tobacco

      Exportaciones - socios: Benelux 36%, Cote d'Ivoire 5%, Spain 4%, Egypt 3%, France (1997)

      Importaciones: $170 million (f.o.b., 1999)

      Importaciones - comodidades: food, textiles, petroleum products, machinery, electrical equipment, motor vehicles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, industrial products

      Importaciones - socios: France 30%, Cote d'Ivoire 18%, Cameroon 11%, Germany 4%, Japan (1997)

      Deuda - externa: $790 million (1999 est.)

      Ayuda economica - recipiente: $172.2 million (1995); note - traditional budget subsidies from France

      Moneda: 1 Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes

      Indice de intercambio: Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (CFAF) per US$1 - 647.25 (January 2000), 615.70 (1999), 589.95 (1998), 583.67 (1997), 511.55 (1996), 499.15 (1995)
      note: since 1 January 1999, the CFAF is pegged to the euro at a rate of 655.957 CFA francs per euro

      A�o Fiscal: calendar year

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