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

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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

Top projects


Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Power 1,990
2 Kosti Thermal Power Plant Power 500
3 El-Bageir Thermal Power Station Power 240
4 Difaf Village Construction 60
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Click through to MEED's Q1 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2014

Tenders & contract awards

Sudan: Early childhood care and education consultancy Subscription

24 May 2014 | By

Provision of e-consultancy services for the diagnostic of early childhood care and education

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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


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

Sudan's economic growth to slow in 2013 Subscription

8 October 2013 | By

Sudan faces risk of instability in run-up to 2015 presidential election, says IMF

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Religious pluralism amid restrictions Subscription

4 September 2013 | By

Growing sectarian tensions are further restricting the Middle East’s diverse religious groups

North Africa education indicators

Jobs market fails to match expectations Subscription

22 August 2013 | By

The North African countries with the strongest education systems have been the most affected by the recent Arab uprisings, as a lack of employment opportunities breeds discontent

Sudan floods affect 320,000 Subscription

22 August 2013 | By

World Health Organisation says severe rain increases chance of malaria

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Telecoms network development a key challenge Subscription

19 August 2013 | By Tom Pepper

Demand for broadband mobile and internet services across the Middle East and North Africa is growing and an ever-increasing pace. Regional operators are looking at new ways to keep up

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