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  • Political risk

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  • Financing risk

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GDP USD 14.02bn (World raking 127, World Bank 2020)
Population 31.25mn (World raking 46 ,World Bank 2020)
Form of state Republic
Head of government Filipe NYUSI
Next elections 2024, presidential
  • Strong net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in recent years
  • Immense natural gas reserves, and substantial oil reserves
  • Rapidly urbanizing population offers growth and consumer potential
  • Sovereign debt crisis
  • Weak structural business environment and infrastructure.
  • Vulnerable to natural disasters, including floods
  • Democratic credentials have a limited track record and, in particular, hand-over of power to opposition forces after elections has yet to be tested
  • Although poverty indicators have improved, UN development indicators suggest that the quality of life remains generally poor
  • High incidence of HIV/AIDS, with associated social and economic costs
  • Dependence on aid flows and grants & loans

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total, 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
India 21.1%
1
23.8% South Africa
South Africa 14.9%
2
13.9% China
Netherlands 12.2%
3
10.8% India
China 9.6%
4
9.9% Singapore
Italy 4.5%
5
5.1% UAE

Trade structure by product

(% of total, 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
Non-ferrous metals 23.3%
1
17.7% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Coal, coke and briquettes 21.8%
2
8.1% Inorganic chemicals
Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 7.0%
3
7.4% Metalliferous ores and metal scrap
Vegetables and fruits 6.5%
4
6.1% Cereals and cereal preparations
Electric current 6.0%
5
3.8% Road vehicles
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