GDP (2009): GDP PPP was $13.8 billion.
Average growth rate: 3.4 in 2009
Per capita income: $1800
Natural resources: Hydroelectric potential, coal, iron, gemstone, gold, natural gas, nickel, diamonds.
Agriculture (48% of GDP): Products--coffee, cotton, tea, tobacco, cloves, sisal, cashew nuts, maize.
Industry (8.3% of GDP): Types--textiles, agribusiness, light manufacturing, oil refining, construction.
Trade: Exports--coffee, cotton, tea, sisal, diamonds, cashew nuts, tobacco, flowers, seaweed, fish, and cloves. Major markets--U.K., Germany, India, Japan, Italy, and the Far East. Primary imports--petroleum, consumer goods, machinery and transport equipment, used clothing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals. Major suppliers--U.K., Germany, Japan, India, Italy, U.S., United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Kenya.
Budget: Income .............. $1.22 Billion
Expenditure ... $1.2 Billion
Natural Resources: Hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel.
Major Industries: primarily agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine), diamond and gold mining, oil refining, shoes, cement, textiles, wood products, fertilizer, salt .