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    Western Sahara Economy 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview: Western Sahara, a territory poor in natural resources and lacking sufficient rainfall, depends on pastoral nomadism, fishing, and phosphate mining as the principal sources of income for the population. Most of the food for the urban population must be imported. All trade and other economic activities are controlled by the Moroccan Government. Incomes and standards of living are substantially below the Moroccan level.

      GDP: purchasing power parity - $NA

      GDP - real growth rate: NA%

      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $NA

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: NA%
      services: 40%-45% (1996 est.)

      Population below poverty line: NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): NA%

      Labor force: 12,000

      Labor force - by occupation: animal husbandry and subsistence farming 50%

      Unemployment rate: NA%

      Budget:
      revenues: $NA
      expenditures: $NA, including capital expenditures of $NA

      Industries: phosphate mining, handicrafts

      Industrial production growth rate: NA%

      Electricity - production: 90 million kWh (1999)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      nuclear: 0%
      other: 0% (1999)

      Electricity - consumption: 83.7 million kWh (1999)

      Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (1999)

      Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (1999)

      Agriculture - products: fruits and vegetables (grown in the few oases); camels, sheep, goats (kept by nomads)

      Exports: $NA

      Exports - commodities: phosphates 62%

      Exports - partners: Morocco claims and administers Western Sahara, so trade partners are included in overall Moroccan accounts

      Imports: $NA

      Imports - commodities: fuel for fishing fleet, foodstuffs

      Imports - partners: Morocco claims and administers Western Sahara, so trade partners are included in overall Moroccan accounts

      Debt - external: $NA

      Economic aid - recipient: $NA

      Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)

      Currency code: MAD

      Exchange rates: Moroccan dirhams per US dollar - 10.590 (January 2001), 10.626 (2000), 9.804 (1999), 9.604 (1998), 9.527 (1997), 8.716 (1996)

      Fiscal year: calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Western Sahara on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Sahara Economy 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Sahara Economy 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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