CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

♦ Facts

2019 China investments

  • A $67.4 million loan from the Exim Bank of China to install fix and mobile networks in the country

2019 Trade Surplus  39.19%  of GDP

3 Main Export commodities:

  1. Rough Wood 
  2. Sawn Wood 
  3. Diamonds

3 Main Import commodities:

  1. Refined Petroleum
  2. Packaged Medicaments
  3. Passenger and Cargo Ships

2019 GDP $3.6 billion, GDP per Capita $447.992, up by 4.5%  since 2010

2019, IFC inpu

  • IFC’s Conflict Affected States in Africa Initiative (CASA) is currently active in 13 countries: Burundi, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe

President: Faustin-Archange Touadéra

WHO participation:

  • Training and deployment of local supervisors in the municipalities targeted for the response on 15/06/2019;
  • Training and deployment of vaccination teams and volunteers in the districts and villages and cascading start of the campaign on 16/06/2019; 
  • 90.1% of children aged 0-59 months were vaccinated in Bimbo and Bambari during the 3 days of the campaign
  • Between May 29 and June 21, 2019: Confirmation of 4 new polio emerging type 2 vaccine derived poliovirus (VDPV2) in Bambari (2) and Bimbo (2) districts;

2019 Population  4,829,767

Capital : Bangui  889,000

  • 0-14 years: 39.49%
  • 15-24 years: 19.89%
  • 25-54 years: 32.95%
  • 55-64 years: 4.32%
  • 65 years and over: 3.35%

2019 Contraceptive prevalence 14.7%

♦ Telecom Subs

  • Azur (Bintel)
  • Moov (Maroc Telecom)
  • Orange
  • Telecel (Econet)

♦ Education Related 

Education System

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Illiterate Population

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Literacy Rate

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♦ COVID-19 Update

  • Central African Republic receives EU aid to battle COVID-19.  The Commission is using its humanitarian air service in an effort to help the country prepare to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
  • UNICEF CAR’s COVID-19 response plan currently stands at 19 million USD and is regularly being updated.