GDP grew by an estimated 5% in 2019, driven mainly by private consumption and exports. Economic performance remains highly correlated with the volumes and prices of cashew nuts. Considered the “green oil” of Guinea-Bissau, the nuts account for almost 70% of employment and more than 90% of exports.
As a member of UEMOA, the Guinea-Bissau is a member of the Regional Securities Exchange (BRVM), which account 46 listed companies, representing, at the end of 2019, representing a market capitalization of $ 8.1 billion.
At the end of 2019, the banking sector of UEMOA represented a total asset of $ 56 billion.
Credit distributed to private sector at the end of 2019 represents $ 32 billion.