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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity, % of GDP

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 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 The Gambia 357.85% 2010
2 Ethiopia 282.84% 2010
3 Tanzania 271.53% 2010
4 Malawi 250.25% 2010
5 Uganda 242.48% 2010
6 Mozambique 239.26% 2010
7 Madagascar 234.58% 2010
8 Guinea 223.82% 2010
9 Burkina Faso 217.82% 2010
10 Chad 217.31% 2010
11 Benin 216.52% 2010
12 Guinea-Bissau 211.76% 2010
13 Rwanda 210.51% 2010
14 Djibouti 204.97% 2007
15 Kenya 204.62% 2010
16 Equatorial Guinea 201.12% 2010
17 Cameroon 198.55% 2010
18 Eritrea 197.35% 2010
19 Seychelles 196.03% 2010
20 Niger 195.54% 2010
21 Botswana 193.21% 2010
22 Sierra Leone 186.84% 2010
23 Togo 186.8% 2010
24 Senegal 185.6% 2010
25 Mauritania 185.22% 2010
26 Mauritius 179.97% 2010
27 Mali 177.66% 2010
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo 174.86% 2010
29 Central African Republic 174.73% 2010
30 Burundi 168.63% 2010
31 Cote d'Ivoire 164.92% 2010
32 Swaziland 164.05% 2010
33 Nigeria 161.74% 2010
34 Sao Tome and Principe 157.63% 2010
35 Gabon 155.03% 2010
36 Sudan 152.47% 2010
37 Lesotho 150.19% 2010
38 Comoros 145.28% 2010
39 South Africa 145.22% 2010
40 Angola 138.35% 2010
41 Liberia 136.15% 2010
42 Namibia 132.3% 2010
43 Zambia 123.72% 2010
44 Ghana 118.85% 2010
45 Cape Verde 112.17% 2010
46 Zimbabwe 59.13% 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Economy/GDP/Purchasing-power-parity,-%-of-GDP

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