Senegal

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is externally bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, and Guinea and Guinea-Bissau to the south; internally it almost completely surrounds The Gambia, namely on the north, east and south, exempting Gambia's short Atlantic Ocean coastline.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalDakar
Population12.68 million
Official LanguageFrench
National LanguageKrio (Creole language derived from English) and a range of African languages
Area 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitLeone
GDP Total (PPP)$23.86 billion (2010 est.)
Per capita $1,900 (2010 est.)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $1.901 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 3.9% (2010 est.)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date1 January 1995
Trade Policy review Dates11, 13 November 2009
Contribution to WTO budget0.024% (2010)
Services sectors with GATS commitments29
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and services24%
Main Export CommoditiesFish, peanuts, petroleum products, phosphates, cotton
Imports of goods and services44%
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)