Senegal

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Available statistics:
Capital
Dakar
Official language
French
Population (2018 est.)
15,854,360
Population growth (2018 est.), %
2.78
Median age (2018 est.), years
18.5
Urbanization rate (2015 - 2018), % p.a.
3.74
Urban population (2018), % of total
47.19
Rural population (2018), % of total
52.81
Population density (2018), per km2
82.35
HDI (2018)
165 of 188
National Currency
West African CFA franc (XOF/CFA)
Exchange rate (July 2019), USD
1 USD = 600 XOF
GDP (2018), USD million current
24,130
GDP growth (2018), %
6.77
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
7.10
GNI per capita (2018), PPP current int’l USD
3,670
Inflation (2019), % y-o-y
2.10
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
3.0
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2017), BOP current USD millions
586.839
Net official development assistance (2017), current USD millions
9,098
Budget deficit (2017), % of GDP
3.71
Ease of Doing Business (2018), rank of 190
141
TI Corruption Index (2018), rank of 180
67
Installed Generation Capacity (2017), MW
977
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (2016), % of total installed capacity
82
Hydro Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
11
Other RE Capacity (2017), % of total installed capacity
7
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2017)
<1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2016)
14
Net electricity imports (2017), kWh
0
Electrification rate, total (2017) %
61.7
Electrification rate, urban (2017) %
91.7
Electrification rate, rural (2017) %
35.4
Peak demand (2015), MW
430
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
250