No. 23 Biggest Shadow Economy: Central African Republic

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No. 23 Biggest Shadow Economy: Central African Republic

Percent of GDP in Shadow Economy: 48.9
Official GDP: $3.327 billion

Population: 4,844,927
Labor Force by Occupation: N/A

Industries: gold and diamond mining, logging, brewing, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles

Exports: diamonds, timber, cotton, coffee, tobacco

*Estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.