Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 44.3 % in 2017 in Central African Republic, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.60 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Central African Republic reached an all time high of 73.9 % in 1968 and an all time low of 33.2 % in 2004. When compared to Central African Republic's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Cameroon amounted to 41.2 %, 74.4 % in Chad, 21.5 % in Sudan and 75.0 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.
Central African Republic has been ranked 143rd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 21 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.