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)

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 

 

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

1,861,484 sq km

Capital

Khartoum

Currency

Sudanese pounds (SDG)

Government type

federal republic ruled by the National Congress Party (NCP), which seized power by military coup in 1989; the CPA-mandated Government of National Unity, which between 2005 and 2011 provided a percentage of leadership posts to the southern Sudan-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), was disbanded following the secession of South Sudan

Languages

Arabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur

Religions

Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority

 

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
25.75 million 31.1 million 40.134 million 35.276 million 40.106 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
10.7% 20% 32% 33%
Population median age

19.1 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.78% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

63.32 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

71.9% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

44.1% (2009)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

35.3 (2009)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 7 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 1.1 %   Mobile  72.9% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

22.70% (2013)

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 153rd (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.3 (2010)

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