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Comoros Economic Outlook

  • The energy crisis restrained economic growth to under 1.1% in 2015.
  •  Saudi Arabian budget support and the resumption of electricity generation should push growth to 4.1% in 2016 and 2017.
  • As a small-island developing state, rapid urbanisation is a threat to peace in the Comoros, where there are few job opportunities for young people.

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Key Facts

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Capital: Moroni
Area: 2,000 sq km
Total Population 2015: 0.7 Million
Urban Population 2015: 28.22%
Female Population 2015: 49.62%
GDP: US$ 589.0 Million
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 840
Inflation Rate: 2.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 35.25%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 169
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.429
Membership Date: 03/05/1976
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015): UA 111.4 Million

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