Rankings of African countries by GDP
The list is based on GDP (nominal) per capita of 186 countries produced by International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook (October-2014).
Malawi is the poorest country of the world in terms of GDP (nominal) per capita. More than 16 millions people of Malawi has per capita income of approximately $250. GDP per capita of Malawi is 43 times lower than world average $10, 635 and 467 times lower than richest country of the world Luxembourg.
Burundi has 2nd lowest GDP per capita of $330 followed by Central African Republic with GDP per capita of $368. Central African Republic is poorest country of the world on ppp basis. Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar is at fourth and fifth place, , respectively.
In the list of 30 most poorest countries, most of countries is from Africa continent. Top 16 countries is from Africa continent. After these 16 countries, Afghanistan, belongs to Asia continent has GDP per capita $694. 25 countries have gdp per capita below $1, 000.
In this list, twenty-five countries belongs to Africa, Four belongs to Asia and one belongs to North America continent. Five Asian countries are Afghanistan (17th), Nepal (18th), Tajikistan (29th) and Cambodia (30th). Only North American country is Haiti (22th).
Continent-wise - poorest 3: Asia : 1. Afghanistan, 2. Nepal, 3. Tajikistan. Africa : 1. Malawi, 2. Burundi, 3. Central African Republic. Europe : 1. Moldova, 2. Ukraine, 3. Armenia. North America : 1. Haiti, 2. Nicaragua, 3. Honduras. South America : 1. Bolivia, 2. Guyana, 3. Paraguay. Oceania : 1. Kiribati, 2. Solomon Islands, 3. Papua New Guinea.