Sudan Economic Outlook

From 2011 to 2016, real GDP growth averaged 3.3%, down from 7.1% from 2000 to 2010. Growth was estimated at 3.5% in 2017, reflecting lower domestic demand due  to the removal of energy subsidies and weaker imports due to the depreciation of the exchange rate and U.S. sanctions, which were permanently revoked in October 2017. Medium-term growth in 2018–19 is projected to average 3.7%, driven by private and public consumption and reforms induced by the removal of sanctions. The immediate impact of reforms will hinder growth, but this  is expected to recover with higher domestic supply and exports over the medium term.

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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 field office

African Development Bank Group
Higleig Petroleum Tower - 7th Floor
Obaid Khatim Street
P.O Box 644
Khartoum, Sudan

Tel: +249 183236131/ +249 183236240/ +249 183236320

Dr. Abdul B. Kamara, Resident Representative