Facts & Figures
Djibouti has a privileged and strategic geographical location, situated at the crossroads of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, near the world’s busiest shipping lines.
It’s the terminus of Djibouti-Ethiopia railway traffic, and represents the natural port for the Ethiopian market.
Djibouti remains a safe, progressive place to do business in and has been left largely untouched by the instability prevalent in the neighboring regions. The country is a member of major international organizations such as WTO, COMESA, IGAD, Arab League, AU, ACP/UE and UN, reflecting its position as a key player on the continent’s political and economic stage.
Today, Djibouti is emerging as one of the most important gateways to the African continent, offering excellent port facilities for import, export and trans- shipment, and onward connections by road, rail, and air.
Djibouti has one of the most liberal economic regimes in Africa, with almost unrestricted banking and commerce sectors.
Area: 23,200 m²
GDP per capita: 996.4USD
GDP growth: 4%
Inflation rate: 3.8%
Official Languages: French, Arab
Source: World Bank – Countries Data & Indicators – 2007