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Sudan Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth was an estimated 4.1% in 2018, up slightly from 3.3% in 2017. On the supply side, mining (growth of 6.3%), agriculture (3.7%), and manufacturing (1.5%) were the main contributors to growth. On the demand side, private consumption was the main contributor to growth, while the current account deficit, an estimated 2.4% of GDP in 2018, detracted from growth. High inflation and the phasing out of energy subsidies stymied growth. Although unemployment rose to 18% as a result of rapid exchange rate depreciation and persistent inflation, poverty and inequality declined between 2010 and 2015. But limited data impair analysis of how the declines affected structural transformation.

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Key Facts

Capital: Khartoum
Area: 2,506,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 42.2 Million...
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 124.0 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,840
Inflation Rate: 16.00%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 31.90%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 165
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.490
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 471.0 Million

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Sudan Country Office

Africa Street, intersection with Mamoun Behairy Street
3rd Floor, Building N°20, Block N°10 Al-Emtidad East
Tel: +249 (0) 156657330
P.O. Box 644
Khartoum, Sudan

Mr Raubil Durowoju, Country Manager