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Economy of South Sudan

Population: 11.3 million in 20131

GDP: $13.8 billion in 20132

GDP per capita: $1,045 nominal3 ($2,330 PPP4) in 2013

GDP growth rate: 13.1% in 20135


GDP by Industry 20126

Industry sectorValue added ($ millions) 2012Percent of total
Mining and utilities11,26956.0%
Other activities4,35721.7%
Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels1,3226.6%
Transport, storage and communication9794.9%
Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing8354.2%
Total value added20,124100%


Unemployment rate: N/A

Employment by Industry



Top 10 Corporations by Revenue 20137



Household Wealth: N/A

Household Wealth per Adult: N/A

Gini Coefficient: .455 in 20138


Central Government

Central Government Revenue: $0.4 billion (3% of GDP) in 20139

Central Government Expenditure: $2.3 billion (17% of GDP) in 20139

Central Government Budget Balance: -$1.9 billion (-14% of GDP) in 20139

Central Government Public Debt: N/A

Central Government 10 Year Bond Interest Rate: N/A

Government Funds


Tax Structure

Individual Income Tax Rates and Thresholds in 2014* 10

Corporate Tax Rate: 20% in 201411

* Individual thresholds calculated using the exchange rate 3.06 SSP = 1 USD

Monetary Policy

Money Supply (M1): $1.9 billion (13% of GDP) in 201312

Benchmark Interest Rate: N/A18

Total Reserves: N/A

Exchange Rate: 3.06 South Sudanese Pounds = 1 U.S. Dollar on Feb 13, 201513

Inflation: 1.7% in 201314

Financial Institutions

Top 10 Financial Institutions by Assets 201315

N/A (data not available at Relbanks.com)

International Accounts

Exports: N/A

Imports: N/A

Trade Balance: N/A

Foreign Direct Investment Inflow: N/A

Foreign Direct Investment Outflow: N/A

Foreign Aid Inflow: $1.6 billion (11% of GDP) in 201216

Foreign Aid Outflow: N/A


1. Source: World Bank Indicators (Population) Go back
2. Source: World Bank Indicators (GDP) Go back
3. Source: World Bank Indicators (GDP per capita) Go back
4. Source: World Bank Indicators (GDP per capita PPP) Go back
5. Source: World Bank Indicators (GDP growth rate) Go back
6. Source: United Nations Statistics Division (GDP by industry) Go back
7. Source: Annual reports (Corporate data) Go back
8. Source: UN Human Development Report (Gini coefficient) Go back
9. Source: CIA World Factbook (Government budget) Go back
10. Source: Ernst & Young, Worldwide Personal Tax Guide (Individual tax rates) Go back
11. Source: PwC Tax Summary (Corporate tax rate) Go back
12. Source: CIA World Factbook (Money supply) Go back
13. Source: Convert World (Exchange rate) Go back
14. Source: CIA World Factbook (Inflation rate) Go back
15. Source: Relbanks.com (Financial institutions by assets) Go back
16. Source: CIA World Factbook (Aid Data) Go back