Sudan: Economy

Economic Trivia

Merowe Dam, the largest source of hydroelectricity in Africa, is located in Sudan.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Oil Seeds, and Precious Stones & Metals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Oil; Cotton Ginning; Textiles; Cement

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $167,908,849,209 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.44% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $4,173 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 69/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 16.912% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $21,758,644,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 45.4% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.795% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($5,933,452,627) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 12,474,754 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 44.6% (2011)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 15.3% (2011)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 40.1% (2011)
Unemployment Rate 14.8% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,150,662,433 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $5,806,583,333 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 18.372% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,736,764,247 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,413,612,155 (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, Sudan’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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