Cape Verde

The Republic of Cape Verde is an island country, spanning an archipelago of 10 islands located in the central Atlantic Ocean, 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalPraia
Population0.49 million
Official LanguagePortuguese
National LanguageCrioulo (a mixture of archaic Portuguese and African words)
Area 4,033 sq km (1,557 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitEscudo
GDP Total (PPP)$18.79 billion (2009)
Per capita $1,200 (2009)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $8.105 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 3.2% (2009)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date23 July 1998
Trade Policy review DatesNot Provided
Contribution to WTO budget0.015
Services sectors with GATS commitments99
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and services24%
Main Export CommoditiesShoes, clothes, fish, bananas, hides, pozzolana (volcanic rock, used to make cement)
Imports of goods and services65%
Import CommoditiesNot Provided
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)