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South Sudan Sudan
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President Salva Kiir Mayardit President Omar al-Bashir
 

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Country data

SudanIran 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012f 2013f 2014f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 54.5 53.1 65.6 67.3 63.0 70.1 63.3
GDP per capita ($) 1,430 1,359 1,635 2,061 1,881 2.040 1.794
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 3.0 4.7 3.0 -1.2 -3.0 3.4 2.7
Government revenue (% of GDP) 24.0 15.5 19.3 18.0 9.8 9.9 11.7
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 23.5 20.6 19.0 17.8 13.6 12.0 12.9
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 68.8 72.1 73.1 70.5 94.5 90.9 89.3
Current account balance (% of GDP) -1.6 -9.6 -2.1 -0.4* -10.4 -10.6 -8.2
Value of oil imports 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.9
Value of oil exports 12.1 7.1 11 8.7 1.8 2.3 3
Inflation (%) 14.3 11.3 13.0 18.1 35.6 36.5 20.4
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: July 2014; *=Estimate

News & analysis

Oil pipeline valves

Sudan receives $183m in pipeline transit fees Subscription

5 August 2014 | By

Oil minister says cash injection will boost Sudan’s foreign reserves

Conflict drags down economy in Sudan Subscription

22 June 2014 | By Richard Nield

Sudan continues to reel from the secession of South Sudan, which has cost the government some three-quarters of its oil production and half its fiscal revenues

Regional growth must be higher to tackle unemployment - IMF Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

IMF calls for Arab governments to be open and transparent about subsidy reform

IMF says dominance of big firms is harming the region Subscription

11 May 2014 | By

IMF managing director says middle class has lost ground since Arab Spring

Middle East trading families driving hotel acquisitions Subscription

5 May 2014

Hotel acquistions to top $50bn in 2014

Oil

Khartoum counts costs of partition Subscription

4 February 2014 | By Richard Nield

The continued decline in South Sudan’s oil production could lead to Sudan taking a significant hit to its weakening economy

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Top projects

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Power 1,590
2 Kosti Thermal Power Plant Power 457
3 El-Bageir Thermal Power Station Power 240*
4 Difaf Village Construction 60
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Click through to MEED's Q2 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: September 2014 *=Budget value, project in study phase

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