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Former French colonies Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita

DEFINITION: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at offical exchange rates (OER) is the home-currency-denominated annual GDP figure divided by the bilateral average US exchange rate with that country in that year. The measure is simple to compute and gives a precise measure of the value of output. Many economists prefer this measure when gauging the economic power an economy maintains vis-a-vis its neighbors, judging that an exchange rate captures the purchasing power a nation enjoys in the international marketplace. Official exchange rates, however, can be artifically fixed and/or subject to manipulation - resulting in claims of the country having an under- or over-valued currency - and are not necessarily the equivalent of a market-determined exchange rate. Moreover, even if the official exchange rate is market-determined, market exchange rates are frequently established by a relatively small set of goods and services (the ones the country trades) and may not capture the value of the larger set of goods the country produces. Furthermore, OER-converted GDP is not well suited to comparing domestic GDP over time, since appreciation/depreciation from one year to the next will make the OER GDP value rise/fall regardless of whether home-currency-denominated GDP changed. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lebanon $9,259.70 per capita 2010
2 Gabon $8,345.51 per capita 2010
3 Tunisia $4,157.70 per capita 2010
4 Algeria $3,948.01 per capita 2007
5 Morocco $2,175.24 per capita 2007
6 Syria $1,954.98 per capita 2007
7 Djibouti $1,281.21 per capita 2010
8 Cote d'Ivoire $1,133.85 per capita 2010
9 Cameroon $1,127.48 per capita 2010
10 Senegal $1,018.18 per capita 2010
11 Laos $1,017.78 per capita 2010
12 Mauritania $1,007.51 per capita 2010
13 Vietnam $821.23 per capita 2007
14 Benin $739.75 per capita 2010
15 Chad $676.23 per capita 2010
16 Haiti $644.01 per capita 2010
17 Cambodia $614.75 per capita 2007
18 Mali $562.30 per capita 2007
19 Burkina Faso $551.27 per capita 2010
20 Togo $509.95 per capita 2010
21 Central African Republic $480.12 per capita 2010
22 Mozambique $455.46 per capita 2010
23 Guinea $435.18 per capita 2010
24 Madagascar $402.14 per capita 2010
25 Niger $323.69 per capita 2007

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Official exchange rate > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Former-French-colonies/Economy/GDP/Official-exchange-rate/Per-capita

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