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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth slowed to an estimated 3.5% in 2018 from 5.8% in 2017. The decline reflects lower than projected iron ore mining due to the decline of prices since 2014 and the 2017 closure of the main mining company, Shandong Iron and Steel Company.

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Key Facts

Capital: Freetown
Area: 72,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 6.7 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 4.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 630
Inflation Rate: 10.51%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 34.40%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 179
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.420
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 478.5 Million

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Sierra Leone Country Office

African Development Bank Group
13 Lamina Sankoh Street
5th & 6th floor, Bishop Building
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Tel: (232) 76541328

Ms. Peninah Kariuki, Country Manager

West Africa Region

Mrs Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, Director General

African Development Bank Group
24ème Etage, Immeuble CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

TEL. : (+225) 20 26 40 47

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