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) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $187,226,136,667 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.7% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $4,730 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 64/195 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 17.75% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $21,082,004,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 45.4% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.795% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($4,127,417,873) (2016)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 11,149,653 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 53.329% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.164% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 27.508% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 12.799% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $11,973,929,147 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $9,394,847,021 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 11.944% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,063,767,535 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,491,986,476 (2016)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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

Sources

  1. The World Bank