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 in Sudan

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 (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 2015 (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. 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(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)

Source
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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