Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Dakar
Official language
French
Population (2016 est.)
15.3m
Population growth (2016 est.), %
2.42
Median age (2016 est.), years
18.7
Urbanization rate (2010 - 2015), % p.a.
3.59
Urban population (2015), % of total
43.7
Rural population (2015), % of total
56
Population density (2015), per km2
79
HDI (2014)
170 of 188
National Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF/CFA)
Exchange rate (February 2017), USD
1 USD = 609.9 XOF
GDP (2015), USD million current
13,610
GDP growth (2015), %
6.5
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
6.86
GNI per capita (2015), PPP current int’l USD
2,380
Inflation (Dec. 2016), % y-o-y
2.10
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
1.5
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2015), BOP current USD millions
345
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
1,107
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
4.1
Ease of Doing Business (2016), rank of 190
147
TI Corruption Index (2016), rank of 176
64
Installed Generation Capacity (2016), MW
583
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
85
Hydro Capacity (2014), % of total installed capacity
10
Other RE Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
<1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2016)
<1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2014)
16
Net electricity imports (2014), kWh
0
Electrification rate, total (2016) %
55
Electrification rate, urban (2016) %
90
Electrification rate, rural (2016) %
<28
Peak demand (2012), MW
429
Per capita electricity consumption (2013), kWh
210