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    Western Sahara Economy - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Overview: Western Sahara, a territory poor in natural resources and having little rainfall, has a per capita GDP of just a few hundred dollars. Fishing and phosphate mining are the principal industries and sources of income. Most of the food for the urban population must be imported. All trade and other economic activities are controlled by the Moroccan Government.

      GDP: $NA, per capita $NA; real growth rate NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): NA%

      Unemployment rate: NA%

      Budget: revenues $NA; expenditures $NA, including capital expenditures of $NA

      Exports: $8 million (f.o.b., 1982 est.); commodities--phosphates 62%; partners--Morocco claims and administers Western Sahara, so trade partners are included in overall Moroccan accounts

      Imports: $30 million (c.i.f., 1982 est.); commodities--fuel for fishing fleet, foodstuffs; partners--Morocco claims and administers Western Sahara, so trade partners are included in overall Moroccan accounts

      External debt: $NA

      Industrial production: growth rate NA%

      Electricity: 60,000 kW capacity; 79 million kWh produced, 425 kWh per capita (1989)

      Industries: phosphate, fishing, handicrafts

      Agriculture: practically none; some barley is grown in nondrought years; fruit and vegetables are grown in the few oases; food imports are essential; camels, sheep, and goats are kept by the nomadic natives; cash economy exists largely for the garrison forces

      Aid: NA

      Currency: Moroccan dirham (plural--dirhams); 1 Moroccan dirham (DH) = 100 centimes

      Exchange rates: Moroccan dirhams (DH) per US$1--8.093 (January 1990), 8.488 (1989), 8.209 (1988), 8.359 (1987), 9.104 (1986), 10.062 (1985)

      Fiscal year: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Western Sahara on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Sahara Economy 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Sahara Economy 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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