Source
Central bank

Bank of Sudan

International Reserves

USD 0.2 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 112.5 billion (2017, estimate)

 

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 186.4 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012*
8.9% 8.5% 3% 4.7% 3% -1.3% -3.4%
2013* 2014* 2015* 2016* 2017*    
5.2% 1.6% 4.9% 3.1% 3.5%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 2,759.0 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 4,570.3 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.06% 0.06% 0.14% 0.17% 0.1%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 27.5% 
  • industry: 20.7% 
  • services: 51.8%

(2016 estimate)

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

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
36.5% 36.9% 16.9% 13.5% 16.1%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013* 2014* 2015* 2016* 2017*
15.2% 19.8% 21.6% 20.6% 19.6%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
89.9% 77.3% 72.9% 63.2% 56.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-2.3% -1.4% -1.9% -2% -2.1%

*Estimate 

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 -5.5 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-4.9% (2017 estimate)

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

8.2% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2015)

Total exports

USD 3.7 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Gold; oil and petroleum products; cotton, sesame, livestock, peanuts, gum Arabic, sugar

Total imports

USD 9.3 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

UAE 32%, China 16.2%, Saudi Arabia 15.5%, Australia 4.7%, India 4.2% (2015)

Imports - major partners

China 26.4%, UAE 10.1%, India 9.1%, Egypt 5.6%, Turkey 4.7%, Saudi Arabia 4.4% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 1,688 million USD 1,251 million USD 1,737 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

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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: 168 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 156 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 147 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 89 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 170 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 187 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 184 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 141 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 145 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 113 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 153 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

N/A 

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+3

Total area

1,861,484 sq km

Capital

Khartoum

Currency

Sudanese pounds (SDG)

Government type

Presidential republic

Languages

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

Religions

 Sunni Muslim, small Christian minority

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2016* 2021*
25.75 million 31.1 million 40.134 million 39.599 million 45.498 million

*Estimate  

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2015
11% 20% 33% 34%
Population median age

19.6 years (2016 estimate)

Population growth rate

1.69% (2016 estimate)

Life expectancy

64.1 years (2016 estimate)

Literacy

Total population: 75.9%
Male: 83.3%
Female: 68.6% (2015 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

Fixed 0.30%   Mobile 70.53% (2015)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

26.61% (2015)

Mercer Cost of living index

N/A

CO2 emissions

0.3 (2013)

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