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Part I Statistics and main indicators

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The Profile (2018)

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    Part I Statistics and main indicators

    Part I of the Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile is compiled using the most up-to-date information available from the FAO Country briefs and Statistics programmes at the time of publication. The Country Brief and the FAO Fisheries Statistics provided in Part I may, however, have been prepared at different times, which would explain any inconsistencies.

    Country briefPrepared: July 2018

    The fisheries sector in Guinea-Bissau accounts for 3.3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with 38 million USD of gross value added in 2013 and an annual state revenue of some 12 to 15 million USD.

    The total catch in 2016 of vessels flying the flag of Guinea-Bissau was estimated at 6 700 tons, of which about 6 550 tonnes from marine fisheries and 150 tonnes of inland fisheries. However, most of the catches in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) were carried out by foreign industrial fishing vessels. Artisanal fishing is largely practiced by foreigners, mostly from neighbouring countries such as Senegal and Guinea.

    In 2012 about 1 800 artisanal fishers were reported.

    It is estimated that in 2016 the country exported USD 4.7 million fishery products and imported USD 3 million. Fish consumption per capita is low, estimated at 1.3 kg in 2016.
    General geographic and economic indicators

    Key statistics

    Country area36 130km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Land area28 120km2FAOSTAT. Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions), 2013
    Inland water area8 010km2Computed. Calculated, 2013
    Population - Est. & Proj.1.826millionsFAOSTAT. Official data, 2019
    Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) area107 301km2VLIZ
    GDP (current US$)1 458millionsWorld Bank. 2018
    GDP per capita (current US$)777.97US$World Bank. 2018
    Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, value added47.46% of GDPWorld Bank. 2018

    Source: FAO Country Profile

    FAO Fisheries statistics

    Updated 2018The Profile

    This country profile provides statistics and indicators produced through FAO’s Statistics programmes, supplemented with information derived from national and other sources and valid at the time of compilation.

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