Gross National Product per Capita: Estimated at
in 1994 following January devaluation of Comoran franc.
world's poorest countries, Comoros became eligible in 1991
International Development Association's Special Program of
Agriculture: Including fishing, provided about
percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1994 and
percent of labor force. Almost all meat and vegetables and
of rice must be imported. Main cash crops ylang-ylang
perfume, vanilla, and cloves, all subject to fluctuating
Various agricultural development projects underway with
aid. Livestock raising limited; fishing being expanded.
Industry: Provided 5 percent of GDP in 1994.
industries entailed processing cash crops or handicrafts.
underway to develop tourism, which with other services,
25 percent of GDP in 1994.
Exports: Ylang-ylang (world's largest producer),
vanilla (world's second largest producer), cloves. Exports
estimated at US$21 million in 1992; major markets United
Imports: Basic foodstuffs, petroleum,
materials. Imports estimated at US$60 million in 1992;
sources: France and Belgium-Luxembourg.
Currency and Exchange Rate: One Comoran franc
100 centimes. In June 1995, US$1.00 = CF363.98.
Inflation: Estimated at 15 percent in 1994.
Fiscal Year: Calendar year.
Data as of August 1994