The economy of Cape Verde expanded by 30.8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, following four consecutive quarters of declines. It was the strongest growth since comparable records began in 2008, influenced by a low base effect from the previous year when the pandemic shock led to an unprecedented recession and amid the gradual reopening of economic activity. The main drivers of the recovery were hotels & restaurants (176.9% vs -93.6% in Q1); transportation (142.1% vs -28.6%); construction (67.3% vs 5.7%), mining (63.7% vs 3.5%); manufacturing (40.6% vs -4.1%) and real estate activities (26.8% vs -6.8%). source: INE, Cape Verde

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cape Verde averaged 3.12 percent from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 30.80 percent in the second quarter of 2021 and a record low of -31.83 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Cape Verde GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Cape Verde GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Cape Verde is expected to be 6.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Cape Verde GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 6.00 percent in 2022 and 5.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Cape Verde GDP Annual Growth Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-09 09:00 AM Q1 -11% -14.3% -12%
2021-09-30 02:30 PM Q2 30.8% -11% -7.5%
2021-12-31 10:00 AM Q3 30.8% 14%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
GDP Annual Growth Rate 30.80 -11.00 percent Jun/21
GDP Growth Rate -3.30 1.80 percent Jun/21
GDP From Utilities 1338.00 1270.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Transport 2737.00 2623.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Services 3733.00 4934.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Public Administration 8244.00 7808.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Mining 90.00 87.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Manufacturing 2282.00 2732.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Construction 4508.00 4336.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP From Agriculture 2342.00 2565.00 CVE Million Jun/21
GDP Constant Prices 37087.44 38354.60 CVE Million Jun/21
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 21007.00 20798.00 CVE Million Mar/21

News Stream
Cape Verde GDP Expands at Record Pace
The economy of Cape Verde expanded by 30.8% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, following four consecutive quarters of declines. It was the strongest growth since comparable records began in 2008, influenced by a low base effect from the previous year when the pandemic shock led to an unprecedented recession and amid the gradual reopening of economic activity. The main drivers of the recovery were hotels & restaurants (176.9% vs -93.6% in Q1); transportation (142.1% vs -28.6%); construction (67.3% vs 5.7%), mining (63.7% vs 3.5%); manufacturing (40.6% vs -4.1%) and real estate activities (26.8% vs -6.8%).
2021-09-30
Cape Verde GDP Shrinks Less in Q1
The economy of Cape Verde contracted 11% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, following a downwardly revised 14.3% slump in the previous period, as the economy gradually recovers from the Covid-19 induced shock. Private consumption declined at a softer pace (-7.4% vs -16.4% in Q4), as household consumption fell less (-14.5% vs -22.5%) while government spending picked up (17.2% vs 5.5%). Fixed investment also expanded, although at a weaker rate (16.2% vs 58%). Meanwhile, net trade contributed negatively to the GDP, as exports slipped 66.7% (vs -73.5% in Q4) and imports fell 28.9% (vs -30.3% in Q4). On the production side, the hospitality sector remained severely depressed (-93.6% vs -95.4%). Cape Verde closed 2020 with a historic 14.8% contraction, mainly due to the absence of tourism since March of last year, in a sector that represents 25% of the archipelago's GDP.
2021-07-09
Cape Verde GDP Contracts by 14.6% in Q4
The economy of Cape Verde contracted 14.6% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, following a slump of 18.2% in the previous period, reflecting the adverse effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the economy. On the demand side the decline was particularly felt by the decrease in private consumption (-22.5% vs -9.8% in Q3) and in exports (-73.5% vs -77.7%). Regarding the productive sectors, output contracted specially in agriculture (-32.2% vs -18.6%), transports (-25.1% vs -40.1%), internal trade (-20.5% vs -25.6%) and restaurants & hotels (-95.4% vs 96.0%). Considering the full 2020, GDP shrank 14.8 percent year-on-year, compared with a 5.7 percent expansion in 2019.
2021-04-07

Cape Verde GDP Annual Growth Rate
The most important sector of Cape Verde’s economy is services and accounts for 72 percent of total GDP, of which public administration (18 percent); real estate and other services (13 percent); wholesale and retail trade (12 percent); transport (11 percent) and hotels and restaurants (7 percent). Industry constitutes 21 percent with construction (9 percent) and manufacturing, mining and quarrying (8 percent). Agriculture and fishing create 7 percent of the wealth. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 66 percent of its total use, followed by capital formation (36 percent) and government expenditure (17 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 47 percent of GDP while imports account for 67 percent, subtracting 20 percent of total GDP.