Source
Central bank

Bank of Sudan

International Reserves

US$ 193 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 63 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

94 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
7.1% 5.1% 0.4% 8.9% 8.5% 3.0% 4.7% 3.0%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
-1.2% -3.0% 3.4% 2.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,794 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$2,673 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.04% 0.04% 0.09% 0.12% 0.10%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 27.4% 
  • industry: 33.6% 
  • services: 39% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
18.1% 35.6% 36.5% 20.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
12.0% 10.8% 9.6% 8.4%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
73.1% 70.5% 94.5% 90.9% 89.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
0.3% 0.2% -3.8% -2.1% -1.3%

*Estimate 

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 Sept 2014)

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$ -5.191 billion (2014 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-8.202% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

5.8% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02%(2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 4.145 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$ 5.941 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

UAE 63.2%, Saudi Arabia 9.2%, Ethiopia 5.3% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Macau 18.1%, India 8.8%, Saudi Arabia 7.9%, Egypt 6.7%, UAE 5.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 2,692 million US$ 2,488 million US$ 3,094 million
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 149 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 131 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 154 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 41 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 155 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 108 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 167 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 113 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 89 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A 

(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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