Sierra Leone: Economy

Economic Trivia

Sierra Leone is one of the top diamond producers in the world.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): Benin, China, and Belgium
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Ores, Motor Vehicles & Parts, and Plastics

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Diamond Mining; Small-Scale Manufacturing (Beverages, Textiles, Cigarettes, Footwear); Petroleum Refining; Small Commercial Ship Repair

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $12,417,276,656 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.61% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,966 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 150/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.329% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $1,395,022,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 31% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 23.235% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 1.711% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($910,410,846) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 2,440,884 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 68.5% (2004)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.5% (2004)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 25% (2004)
Unemployment Rate 3.3% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,025,374,490 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,022,188,483 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 69.768% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $690,349,249 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $202,491,458 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Sierra Leone’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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