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Somalia at a Glance

PRODUCTIVE SECTORS

 

Estimated export loss of $US95 million perannum due to illegal fishing        

NATRUAL RESOURCES : Oil, coal, limestone, sepiolite, meerschaum, gypsum,  emerald, ruby, aquamarine, sapphire, alexandrite, tourmaline, zircoin, red spinel, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, tantalite, columbit, tin, uranium, feldspar, kaolin, kyanite, lead, quartz crystals and glass sand.


GROSS DOMESTICE PRODUCT (constant 2000$)    2001 LIFE EXPECTANCY

                               

INCOME MEASURE OF WELFARE
43 % of the population live on less than $US1.00 per day
73 % of the population live on less than $US2.00 per day
       

REMITTANCES (HAWALA):
2006: $1 billion per year (71.4% of GNP)

POPULATION:

2007 estimate:                      8.24 million. All other population figures below refer to 2005
Under 18:                              53 %
Fertility rate:                         6.8 births per woman
Population growth:               3 % per year
Population categories:          nomadic-pastoralist 52%, sedentary-rural: 24%, urban 24%

GEOGRAPHY

Longest coastline in Africa (3015 kms)
Neighbouring countries: Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

CURRENCY

SoSh 22,000 = $1.
Average consumer prices8 in 2007 increased by 28% in south-central Somalia


 
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