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About Comoros

Comoros, officially known as the Union of the Comoros is an island nation in the Indian Ocean situated between the African mainland and Madagascar. Comoros was previously a French colony.

The economy of the country lies in agriculture and fisheries. while spices form 40% of the country’s exports, the Shipping industry forms the next prominent industry for Comoros.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouthern Africa
Capital CityMoroni
Government TypeFederal Presidential Republic
Official LanguagesComorian, French, Arabic
CurrencyComorian franc, KMF
Phone Code +269
Important CitiesAdda-Douéni, Akibani, Antsahé, Assimpao, Bada Kouni, Bada la Djandza, Bambao Mtrouni, Bandajou, Bandra Lamahalé, Bandrani, Bandrani-Mtangani, Barakani, Bazimini, Bimbini, Boungoueni, Chandra, Chaouéni, Chironkamba, Chiroroni, Chitrouni
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-06)
GDP (nominal)USD 1.364 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking160
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Fishing and Forestry,Agriculture and livestock,Fishing,Forestry
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMozambique, Madagascar, Mayotte, Seychelles
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( Arab League), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)
Major ExportsSpices, Marine Vessels, Cosmetics and Accessories, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Other Products, Toys and Games, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans
Major ImportsFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Household Items & Products, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Other Products, Ceramic Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.069 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.360 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.291 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaEXIM Bank of India had offered a concessional credit of US$41.6 million in the year 2013 for setting up a power plant in Moroni and the same has been accepted by Comoros. An Agreement to implement the LOC has been signed and the foundation stone for the project, laid in July 2015. A consortium of BHEL and Indian company Overseas Infrastructure Alliance (OIA) Ltd. are the contractors of the project.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Live Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Fashion and Apparel, Retail & Fmcg Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Ceramic Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Books and Papers, Other Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 16.11 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 39.83 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 23.72 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for ComorosHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Madagascar)
H.E. AKBARALY Saguir Sam
Honorary Consul
Quartier OASIS, Petit-Coulé, B.P. 63, Moroni, Union des Comores
261-20-2223334; +261-20-2227156

Embassy of India
H.E. Mr. Bandaru Wilsonbabu
Honourable Ambassador
4, Lalana Rajaonson Emile, Tsaralalana, BP 1787, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Embassy Details of Comoros in IndiaComoros
Honorary Consulate of Union of Comoros in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Kanahiya Lal Ganju
Honorary Consul General
27-28, D.S.Ground FloorNew Rajinder NagarNew Delhi-110 060
+91-11-2874 1319/28 (O)