Angola is a country in Africa that is among the most developed on the continent. Natural resources and supplies, as well as high-tech equipment imported from across the globe, are important components of the country's economy. Gold, oil, copper, forest areas, and fossil fuel reserves all contribute to GDP. Angola's top trading partner in terms of finances, resources, infrastructure, and technical exchange is China.
Angola was named the fastest growing country in Africa between 2005 and 2007, with a GDP growth rate of 20%. Furthermore, it ranked first in the world for the greatest annual average GDP, which expanded at a pace of 11.1 percent each year. Angola's government is a key player in the country's rapid growth. It stabilized after the civil war and began raising production rates by 2002.
Even with such amazing progress on the global stage, Angola lags in terms of human development and employment rates. Angola has consistently been rated near the bottom of the Human Development Index. Economic activity is not equally distributed across the nation, but rather concentrated in a few areas.