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AttributeDataYearintern. RankingData source
Geography
Area (sq km)99,7202015109
Coastline (km)2,413201751
Human Development Index
Human Development Index0.90201518
HDI rank182015171
GNI per capita rank minus HDI rank (2011 PPP $)12201155
HDI rank (2011 PPP $)182011171
Population
Total population50,293,400201527
Population in 203052,518,600201533
Average annual growth (%) 2000/20050.602015140
Average annual growth (%) 2010/20150.482015140
Urban population (%) 201582.47201535
Population under age 52,287,000201558
Population Age 15-6436,653,000201524
Population age 65 and older6,603,000201518
Median age (years)40.56201529
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Young age (0-14)19.202015181
(per 100 people ages 15-64) Old age (65 and older) 201518.01201549
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2000/20051.222015180
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2010/20151.262015183
Mother s mean age at first birth30.3020103
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)80.0020059
Birth registration (% under age 5) 2010-2015---2015
Health
Life expectancy at birth (years)82.13201513
Child malnutrition Stunting (moderate or severe) 2010-20152.502015137
Mortality rates Infant 2015 per 10002.902015177
Mortality rates Under-five per 10003.402015180
Life expectancy at age 60 2010/201524.30201514
Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)112015142
Physicians 2001-2014 per 1.000021.43201465
Hospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)10.3020105
Deaths due to Malaria 2012 per 100.0000201277
Deaths due to Tuberculosis per 100.0003.80201493
Deaths due to HIV prevalence, adult 2015 per 100.000---2015
Infants lacking immunization DTP 20141.002014136
Infants lacking immunization Measles 20141.002014167
Public health expenditure 2014 % of GDB3.99201477
Depth of food deficit (kilocalories per person per day) (%) 2013/20154.002015113
Education
Expected years of schooling (years)16.59201516
Mean years of schooling (years)12.18201522
Literacy rate Adult (% ages 15 and older) 2005-2015---2015
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Female 2005-2015---2015
Literacy rate Youth (% ages 15-24) Male 2005-2015---2015
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary school (number of pupils per teacher) 2010-20116.852014104
Government expenditure on education (% of GDP) 2010-20144.62201474
Population with at least some secondary education (% ages 25 and older) 20091.39201534
Gross enrolment ratio Pre-primary (% of preschool-age children) 2010-201591.64201543
Gross enrolment ratio Primary (% of primary school-age population) 2010-20199.042015135
Gross enrolment ratio Secondary (% of secondary school-age population) 201097.73201562
Gross enrolment ratio Tertiary (% of tertiary school-age population) 2010-295.3520152
Gross enrolment ratio Primary school dropout rate (% of primary school coho0.412015157
Primary school teachers trained to teach (%) 2005-2015---2015
Economy
Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $)34,540.60201530
GDP - per capita (PPP)33,200.00201340
GDP - per capita (PPP)34,386.60201129
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)1,666,000,000,000.00201312
GDP (purchasing power parity, $)1,740.55201113
GDP - real growth rate (%)2.802013123
Exports in US-Dollar557,300,000,000.0020138
Imports in US-Dollar516,600,000,000.0020138
External Debt in US-Dollar430,900,000,000.00201327
External debt stock (% of GNI) 2005-2014---2013
Inflation rate (consumer prices) (%)1.102013192
Industrial production growth rate (%)2.502013120
Current account balance0.00201311
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold341,800,000,000.0020138
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home152,300,000,000.00201330
Market value of publicly traded shares1,078,000,000,000.00201122
Budget surplus/deficit (% of GDP)0.70201331
Total tax revenue (% of GDP) 2005-201414.44201489
Taxes and other revenues (% of GDP) 2005-201430.33201433
Research and development expenditure (% of GDP) 2005-20144.2920141
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2010-2015166.55201517
Total debt service (% of GNI) 2014---2014
Employment
Labor force25,860,000201324
Employment to population ratio 201558.56201590
Labour force participation rate 201560.782015111
Employment in agriculture 2010-20146.10201484
Employment in services 2010-201469.50201441
Unemployment Total 20153.662015148
Unemployment Youth 201510.432015129
Youth not in school or employment 2010-201418.80201444
Vulnerable employment 2005-2014---2014
Child labour 2009-2015 (% ages 5-14)---2015
Working poor at PPP$3.10 a day 2004-2013---2013
Mandatory paid maternity leave 2015 (days)90201599
Old-age pension recipients 2004-2013 (% of statutory pension age population77.60201362
Income quintile ratio Average annual change (%) 2000/2014---2015
Traffic
Airports111.00201653
Roadways (km)104,983.00201044
Railways (km)3,381200852
Waterways (km)1.60201594
Military
Military expenditures (% of GDP)2.80201326
Agriculture
Irrigated land (sq km)8,804.00200844
Communication
Telephones - main lines in use30,100,000201211
Telephones - mobile cellular53,625,000201225
Internet users39,400,000200911
Nature and Environment
Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes)11.80201318
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy (Mt)611,000,00020118
Carbon dioxide emissions - Average annual change (%) 1990/20133.17201541
Total renewable water resources (cu km)69.70201179
Fresh water withdrawals (% of total renewable water resources) 2005-201441.89201519
Natural resource depletion (% of GNI) 2010-20140.012014167
Forest area (% of total land area)63.45201522
Forest area change (%) 1990-2015-3.922015117
Energy
Electricity - production (kWh)485,100,000,000201110
Electricity - consumption (kWh)449,500,000,000201010
Electricity - imports (kWh)02012162
Electricity - installed generating capacity (kW)84,660,000201013
Electricity - from fossil fuels (% of total installed capacity)74.502010102
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants (% of total installed capacity)2.002010137
Electricity - from nuclear fuels (% of total installed capacity)21.90201014
Electricity - from other renewable sources (% of total installed capacity)1.50201078
Industry and Production
Crude oil - production (bbl/day)02012183
Crude oil - exports (bbl/day)02010139
Crude oil - imports (bbl/day)2,590,000201010
Crude oil - proved reserves (bbl)02010148
Refined petroleum products - production (bbl/day)2,830,000201112
Refined petroleum products - consumption (bbl/day)2,301,000201118
Natural gas - production (cu m)424,900,000201171
Natural gas - consumption (cu m)49,660,000,000201030
Natural gas - exports (cu m)02011128
Natural gas - imports (cu m)47,340,000,00020119
Natural gas proved reserves (cu m)5,269,000,000201394
Prices
Consumer price index (2010=100) 2015109.812015122
Domestic food price level (USA = 1.0) 2010-20141.852014126
Domestic food price level Volatility index 2010-20149.10201444
Human security
Refugees by country of origin3512015117
Internally displaced persons---2015
Homeless people due to natural disaster (average annual per million people)8.232015100
Orphaned children---2014
Prison population (per 100,000 people) 2004-20151012015119
Homicide rate (per 100,000 people) 2010-20140.702014170
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Female 201218.0020125
Suicide rate (per 100,000 people) Male 20124220125
Violence against women ever experienced Intimate partner (%) 2005-2015---2015
Violence against women ever experienced Nonintimate partner (%) 2005-2015---2015
Safety Index (Numbeo)70.60201725
Human securiy
Crime Index (Numbeo)29.40201786
Gender gap
Sex ratio at birth (male to female births)1.07201515
Adolescent birth rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)1.622015184
Pre-primary (% of pre-school age female population)91.50201542
Primary (% of primary school-age female population)98.552015134
Secondary (% of secondary school age female population)97.15201566
Youth unemployment rate (female to male ratio)0.922015156
Population with at least some secondary education (female to male ratio) 2005-20150.94201595
Total unempoyment rate (female to male ratio)0.942015140
Share of paid employment in non-agriculture, female (% of total paid employment in non-agriculture)43.50201560
Female legislators, senior officials and managers (% of total)9.592014108
Share of seats in parliament (% held by women)16.332015117
Life expectancy at age 50, female (years)35.9420158
Old-age pension recipients (female to male ratio) 2006-2013---2013
Gender Inequality Index - Average annual change (%) 2005/2015-4.362015127
Poverty and Inequality
Population in multidimensional poverty - Average annual change (%) 2005/2014---2014
Coefficient of human inequality15.89201589
Inequality in life expectancy (%) 201020153.702015171
Inequality in education (%)25.54201556
Inequality in income (%)18.442015100
Income inequality Quintile ratio 2010-2015---2015
Income inequality Palma ratio 2010-2015---2015
Income inequality Gini coefficient (UN) 2010-2015---2015
Distribution of family income - Gini index (CIA)31.102010112
GINI index (World Bank)31.80201698
Income share held by highest (richest) 10% (Average 2010-2016)24.002017106
Income share held by highest (richest) 20% (Average 2010-2016)39.252017105
Income share held by lowest (poorest) 10% (Average 2010-2016)2.60201770
Income share held by lowest (poorest) 20% (Average 2010-2016)7.30201758
Income share held by third 20% (Average 2010-2016)17.40201718
Number of poor at $1,90 a day in PPP200,000.00201163
Number of poor at $3,20 a day in PPP300,000.00201175
Number of poor at $5,50 a day in PPP750,000.00201180
Social values
Old-age ages 65 and older dependency ratio (per 100 people ages 15-64) 203037.60201519
Languages and ethnic groups
Ethnic Fractionalization Index (Fearon)0.002016154
Cultural Diversity Index (Fearon)0.002016147
Ethnic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.042003186
Linguistic Fractionalization (Alesina)0.002003197
Religious Fractionalization (Alesina)0.49200398
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