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About Djibouti

Djibouti is a small country in the Horn of Africa. The country is primarily French and Arabic speaking. Djibouti’s economy is largely concentrated in the service sector. Due to its Free Trade Policies and its strategic location as a Red sea transit point, many activities in the transportation industry are strong in the country. The country is considered as a transit point to over 10 African countries.

From the agriculture perspective, due to low rainfall activity only vegetables and fruits are the principal production crops, and most other food products are imported.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityDjibouti
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Arabic, Somali, Afar
CurrencyDjiboutian franc, DJF
Phone Code +253
Important CitiesAli Sabieh, Tadjourah, Obock, Dikhil, Arta, Holhol, Goubétto, Dorra, Gâlâfi, Loyada, Alaïli ?a??a‘
National DayConstitution Day (5th Jun)
GDP (nominal)USD 3.873 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking112
Primary IndustriesService Industry (Port Services), Fishing, Tourism, Agriculture
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsEritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Other Products, Live Animals and Animal Products, Silk & Textiles, Vegetables and Related Products, Spices, Electrical Products, Arms and Ammunitions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Pharmaceutical Products, Rubber and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products
Major ImportsOther Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Building & Construction Products & Services
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.624 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 11.090 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 10.466 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Bilateral Treaties and Agreements, Economic and Commercial Relations
Major Exports to IndiaSilk & Textiles, Vegetables and Related Products, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Spices, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major Imports from IndiaFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Books and Papers, Ceramic Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery
India's Imports ValueUSD 55.88 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,191.39 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 54.88 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for DjiboutiEmbassy of India
H.E. Ramachandran Chandramouli
Honourable Ambassador
HB2, Lootah Village Complex, Haramous, Djibouti
00253-21-25-01-31, 21-34-62-54

Embassy Details of Djibouti in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Abdillahi Assoweh Isse
C-3/13, Vasant Vihar New Delhi-110057
+91-11-41354491,92,93 (O)

Honorary Consulate General of Djibouti in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Mahesh Gopalkrishna Shetty
Honorary Consul
No. 180, 1st Main Road, Mahalakshmi Layout Bengaluru-560086
08023497464 (O)