Source
Central bank

Bank of Sudan

International Reserves

US$ 192.53 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 53.267 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

83.639 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
6.2% 5.4% 7.1% 5.1% 6.3% 11.3% 10.2% 3.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
3% 4.5% -3.9% -7.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,590 (2006 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$2,496 International Dollars (2006 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.1% 0.09% 0.1% 0.12% 0.09%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 44.7% 
  • industry: 45% 
  • services: 10.3% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
11.3%(2008) 13% 18.1% 23.2%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
14.9% 13.7% 12%(2009) 10.8%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
75.2% 77.2% 71.7% 73.1% 109%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-1.6% -4.8% -3.4% -2.9% -3.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Sudan

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -2.4 billion (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-4.6% of GDP (2010 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

19.8% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.05%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$4.548 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

gold; oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum arabic, sugar

Total imports

US$6.645 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, manufactured goods, refinery and transport equipment, medicines and chemicals, textiles, wheat

Exports - major partners

China 68.1%, Japan 14.3%, India 5.6% (2011)

Imports - major partners

China 20.2%, Saudi Arabia 9.1%, UAE 6.7%, Egypt 6.6%, India 6.3%, Germany 4.3% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$1,816 million US$2,064 million(2009) US$1,936 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$89 million US$66 million US$84 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 143 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 122 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 151 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 37 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 167 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 158 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 153 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 101 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 156 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 108 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 88 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

2,505,813 km2 (2006)

Capital

Khartoum (2009)

Currency

Sudanese pounds (SDG) (2009)

Government type

Government of National Unity (GNU) - the National Congress Party (NCP) and Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) formed a power-sharing government under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); the NCP, which came to power by military coup in 198 (2009)

Languages

Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, diverse dialects of Nilotic, Nilo-Hamitic, Sudanic languages

Religions

Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum), indigenous beliefs 25%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
18.68 million 25.75 million 31.1 million 33.51 million 38.1 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
10.7% 20% 36.1% 33.2%
Population median age

20 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.1% (2011)

Life expectancy

61 years (2010)

Adult literacy

70% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.29 (2009)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:7
Civil Liberties:7 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

57.33% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

19% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Khartoum: 44th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.3375 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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