Source
Central bank

Bank of South Sudan

International Reserves

USD 0.2 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 3.6 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 20.0 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A -52.4%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
29.3% 2.9% -0.2% -13.1% -6.1%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 275.4 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 1,525.3 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.02%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

N/A

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
0.0% 1.7% 52.8% 476.0% 110.7%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
17.6% 37.5% 63.6% 43.8% 44.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-5.7% -8.5% -25.2% -21.8% -11.4%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD -0.3 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-8.6% (2017 estimate)

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

9.8% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A
 

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A
 

Total exports

N/A

Export commodities

N/A

Total imports

N/A

 
 
Source
Import commodities

N/A

Exports - major partners

N/A

Imports - major partners

N/A

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD -793 million USD -419 million USD -277 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

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

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

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Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 186 out of 190 countries

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 181 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 73 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 181 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 175 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 179 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 177 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 68 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 178 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 188 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 169 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

N/A

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

644,329 sq km

Capital

 Juba

Currency

South Sudanese pounds (SSP)

Government type

Presidential republic

Languages

English (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk

Religions

Animist, Christian

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2021*
N/A N/A N/A 12.499 million 16.029 million

*Estimate

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2015
9% 9% 17% 19%
Population median age

17.1 years (2016 estimate)

Population growth rate

3.92% (2016 estimate)

Life expectancy

N/A

Literacy

Total population: 27%
Male: 40%
Female: 16% (2009 est.)

(age 15 and over can read and write) 

% of population living on less than $3.10 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 7 (2017)                         

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

Mercer Cost of living index

N/A

CO2 emissions

0.1 (2013)