Gross Domestic Product 2012
GDP (purchasing power parity): $26.5 billion
GDP real growth rate: 3.7%
GDP per capita (PPP): $1,900
GDP composition by sector (2012est)
Inflation: 1.5% (2012 est.)
Currency: West African CFA franc
The commercial languages include the following;
The main means of transport in Senegal include road transport and railway transport
Energy in Senegal
The major sources of energy in Senegal include; oil, natural gas and hydro power.
Challenges in Senegal
The following are the challenges facing Senegal;
- Periodic droughts
- Seasonal flooding
- Senegal has a very low literacy rate of about 39% with very poor girl child education.
- Lack of good drinking water and water for domestic purposes is a major problem in Senegal today.
- Health and Sanitation issues
- Low income level for people in rural sector