Meaning of STATISTICS: GUINEA in English

STATISTICS: GUINEA

Guinea Official name: Rpublique de Guine (Republic of Guinea). Form of government: unitary multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [114 seats]). Head of state and government: President assisted by Prime Minister{1}. Capital: Conakry. Official language: French. Official religion: none. Monetary unit: 1 Guinean franc (GF) = 100 cauris; valuation (Sept. 25, 1998) 1 U.S.$ = GF 1,243; 1 = GF 2,116. Demography Population (1998): 7,477,000. Density (1998): persons per sq mi 78.8, persons per sq km 30.4. Urban-rural (1990): urban 25.6%; rural 74.4%. Sex distribution (1996): male 48.80%; female 51.20%. Age breakdown (1995): under 15, 47.1%; 15-29, 25.9%; 30-44, 15.0%; 45-59, 7.8%; 60-74, 3.6%; 75 and over, 0.6%. Population projection: (2000) 7,611,000; (2010) 9,440,000. Doubling time: 29 years. Ethnic composition (1990): Fulani 40.3%; Malinke 25.8%; Susu 11.0%; Kissi 6.5%; Kpelle 4.8%; other 11.6%. Religious affiliation (1983): Muslim 86.9%; traditional beliefs 4.6%; other 8.5%. Major cities (1983): Conakry (1993) 1,090,610; Kankan 55,010; Nzrkor 44,598; Kindia 39,121; Kissidougou 30,724. Vital statistics Birth rate per 1,000 population (1996): 42.6 (world avg. 25.0). Death rate per 1,000 population (1996): 18.7 (world avg. 9.3). Total fertility rate (avg. births per childbearing woman; 1996): 5.7. Life expectancy at birth (1996): male 42.7 years; female 47.5 years. Major causes of death per 100,000 population: n.a.; however, in the mid-1990s, the major causes of illness were (in order): malaria, acute respiratory infections, intestinal parasitic diseases, gastroenteritis, and malnutrition. National economy Budget (1997). Revenue: GF 628,600,000,000 (current revenues 78.6%, of which mining sector 18.8%, other 59.8%; foreign aid 21.4%). Expenditures: GF 754,700,000,000 (current expenditure 50.8%, of which wages and salaries 23.6%, other goods and services 7.9%; capital spending 49.2%). Public debt (external, outstanding; 1996): U.S. $2,981,000,000. Tourism (1995): receipts U.S.$1,000,000; expenditures U.S.$21,000,000. Production (metric tons except as noted). Agriculture, forestry, fishing (1996): fruits 990,000 (of which plantains 429,000, bananas 150,000, pineapples 67,000), roots and tubers 691,000 (of which cassava 440,000, sweet potatoes 130,000, yams 95,000), paddy rice 668,000, vegetables and melons 420,000, sugarcane 220,000, peanuts (groundnuts) 139,000, corn (maize) 90,000; livestock (number of live animals) 2,212,000 cattle, 760,000 goats, 618,000 sheep, 45,000 pigs, 7,000,000 chickens; roundwood (1995) 5,223,000 cu m; fish catch (1995) 68,766. Mining and quarrying (1996): bauxite 15,888,600; alumina 564,237; gold 7,863 kg{2}. Manufacturing (value of production in GF '000; 1985): corrugated and sheet iron 571,081; plastics 462,242; tobacco products 375,154; cement 326,138; printed matter 216,511. Energy production (consumption): electricity (kW-hr; 1995) 700,000,000 (700,000,000); petroleum products (metric tons; 1994) none (355,000). Gross national product (1996): U.S.$3,804,000,000 (U.S.$560 per capita). Population economically active (1992); total 2,590,000; activity rate of total population 42.3% (participation rates : ages 15-64, 63.5%; female 39.4%; unemployed, n.a.). Household income and expenditure. Average household size (1983) 6.7; average annual income per capita (1984) GS 7,660 (U.S.$305); expenditure (1985): food 61.5%, health 11.2%, clothing 7.9%, housing 7.3%. Land use (1994): forest 27.3%; pasture 43.5%; agriculture 3.3%; other 25.9%. Foreign trade{3} Imports (1994): U.S.$687,000,000 (goods for mining companies 22.2%; goods for public sector 20.1%; other private sector 57.7%). Major import sources: France 19.5%; Cte dIvoire 16.0%; U.S. 7.1%; Belgium 6.9%. Exports (1994): U.S.$625,900,000 (bauxite 43.4%; alumina 16.5%; gold 13.3%; coffee 9.1%; diamonds 6.4%; fish 3.1%). Major export destinations: Belgium 26.7%; U.S. 15.1%; Ireland 10.0%; Spain 9.6%; France 4.6%. Transport Transport. Railroads (1997): route length 662 km; (latest) passenger-km 41,500,000; metric ton-km cargo 7,300,000. Roads (1997): total length 19,215 km (paved 10%). Vehicles (1992): passenger cars 23,155; trucks and buses 13,000. Air transport (1994): passenger-km 32,842,000; metric ton-km cargo 1,241,000; airports (1997) 1. Education and health Educational attainment of those age 6 and over having attended school (1983): primary 55.2%; secondary 32.7%; vocational 3.4%; higher 8.7%. Literacy (1995): percentage of total population age 15 and over literate 35.9%; males 49.9%; females 21.9%. Health: physicians (1990) 773 (1 per 7,680 persons); hospital beds (1988) 3,382 (1 per 1,652 persons); infant mortality rate (1996) 134. Food (1995): daily per capita caloric intake 2,161 (vegetable products 97%, animal products 3%); 94% of FAO recommended minimum requirement. Military Total active duty personnel (1997): 9,700 (army 87.6%, navy 4.1%, air force 8.2%) Military expenditure as percentage of GNP (1995): 1.5% (world 2.8%). {1} President created extraconstitutional post of Prime Minister July 1996. {2} 1995 reported figure to government of artisanal production; excludes artisanal production smuggled out of country. {3} Imports c.i.f.; exports f.o.b. in commodities and direction of trade.

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