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Sudan Economic Outlook

Real GDP contracted in 2019 by an estimated 2.4% driven by a contraction in the services sector and investment in real estate and business services. Agriculture, accounting for 32% of GDP, also contracted in 2019, due to shortages of inputs—especially fuel. And a weak business environment, where political uncertainty discouraged private investment, dampened confidence and productivity in manufacturing and construction. GDP is projected to contract further by 1.6% in 2020 and 0.8% in 2021 due to the political situation, tepid domestic demand, and weak private sector investment. Inflation reached 50.6% in 2019, fueled by high production input costs due to currency depreciation.

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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