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    Senegal Economy - 1989

      Overview: The agricultural sector accounts for about 20% of GDP and provides employment for about 75% of the labor force. About 40% of the total cultivated land is used to grow peanuts, an important export crop. The principal economic resource is fishing, which brought in about $200 million or about 25% of total foreign exchange earnings in 1987. Mining is dominated by the extraction of phosphate, but production has faltered because of reduced worldwide demand for fertilizers in recent years. Over the past 10 years tourism has become increasingly more important to the economy.

      GDP: $2.0 billion, per capita $290; real growth rate 4.2% (1987)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): - 4.3% (1987)

      Unemployment rate: 3.5% (1987)

      Budget: revenues $443 million; expenditures $474 million; including capital expenditures of $31 million (FY86)

      Exports: $749 million (f.o.b., 1987); @m5commodities--manufactures 30%, fish products 27%, peanuts 11%, petroleum products 11%, phosphates 10%; @m5partners--US 15%, France, other EC, Ivory Coast, India

      Imports: $983 million (f.o.b., 1987); @m5commodities--semimanufactures 33%, food 26%, durable consumer goods 17%, petroleum 14%, capital goods 14%; @m5partners--US 8%, France, other EC, Nigeria, Algeria, China, Japan

      External debt: $3.7 billion (1987)

      Industrial production: growth rate 4.9% (1986)

      Electricity: 210,000 kW capacity; 758 million kWh produced, 100 kWh per capita (1988)

      Industries: fishing, agricultural processing, phosphate mining, petroleum refining, building materials

      Agriculture: peanuts (primary cash crop), millet, sorghum, manioc, maize, rice, livestock; deficit production of food

      Aid: NA

      Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (plural--francs); 1 CFA franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes

      Exchange rates: Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (CFAF) per US$1--312.52 (January 1989), 297.85 (1988), 300.54 (1987), 346.30 (1986), 449.26 (1985)

      Fiscal year: 1 July-30 June

      NOTE: The information regarding Senegal on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Senegal Economy 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Senegal Economy 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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