The Central African Republic’s economy is improving, despite a difficult security and humanitarian environment. Real GDP growth increased from 3.8% in 2018 to 4.5% in 2019, spurred by the steady recovery of agricultural and mining activities. However, inflation rose to 3.5% in 2019 (up from 1.6% in 2018) due to food supply problems and the security situation in some farming areas.
In the end of 2017, the banking sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) (Central African Republic member of the CEMAC) represented a total asset of $ 14 billion.
Credit distributed to private sector in 2017 represents $ 13.4 billion.