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Country Report Central African Republic 3rd Quarter

  • ID: 2228942
  • Country Profile
  • September 2021
  • Region: Central African Republic, Africa
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The services sector is underdeveloped, and the economy is dominated by agriculture, forestry and industry (mainly diamond mining).

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the CAR's political situation to be highly volatile in the 2021-22 forecast period, with security conditions deteriorating following a disputed presidential election in late 2020. Relations between the government and its political opposition are also tense, owing to an increasingly partisan security policy.

In 2021 economic policy will focus largely on mitigating the socioeconomic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2022 the primary focus will switch to structural reforms to strengthen social inclusion and fiscal management, but success will be limited owing to poor security.
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Country Report Central African Republic 3rd Quarter

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since May 25th
The quarter ahead

Basic data
Land area
Main towns
Weather in Bangui (altitude 387 metres)
Fiscal year
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
Legal system
National legislature
National elections
Head of state
National government
Main political parties
Key Ministers
Governor of the regional central bank (BEAC)

Economic structure: Annual indicators

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

Outlook for 2021-22: Political stability

Outlook for 2021-22: Election watch

Outlook for 2021-22: International relations

Outlook for 2021-22: Policy trends

Outlook for 2021-22: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2021-22: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2021-22: International assumptions

Outlook for 2021-22: Economic growth
The impact of the coronavirus: global and regional assumptions
Economic growth

Outlook for 2021-22: Inflation

Outlook for 2021-22: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2021-22: External sector

Outlook for 2021-22: Forecast summary
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