Togo

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French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has been in power almost continually since 1967 and its successor, the Union for the Republic, maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

$11.61 billion (2016 est.)
$11.02 billion (2015 est.)
$10.46 billion (2014 est.)
note: data are in 2016 dollars
country comparison to the world: 155
$4.52 billion (2015 est.)
5.3% (2016 est.)
5.4% (2015 est.)
5.4% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 28
$1,500 (2016 est.)
$1,500 (2015 est.)
$1,500 (2014 est.)
note: data are in 2016 dollars
country comparison to the world: 219
household consumption: 107%
government consumption: 16.2%
investment in fixed capital: 21%
investment in inventories: 0%
exports of goods and services: 49.3%
imports of goods and services: -93.5% (2016 est.)
agriculture: 27.5%
industry: 21.3%
services: 51.2% (2016 est.)
25.2% of GDP (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 116
-5.2% of GDP (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164
$1.2 billion (2016 est.)
$1.246 billion (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 151
$1.852 billion (2016 est.)
$1.881 billion (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 164
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