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Sudan & South Sudan

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

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SudanSudan 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015f
Nominal GDP ($bn) 53.1 65.6 67.3* 63.2 66.7 70.0 64.5
GDP per capita ($) 1,359 1,635 2,061 1,885 1,941 1,985 1,782
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 4.7 3.0 -1.2* -2.7 3.3 3.0 3.7
Government revenue (% of GDP) 15.5 19.3 17.8 9.8* 9.9 11.4 12.0
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 20.6 19.0 17.8 13.5* 12.1 12.4 13.3
General government debt (gross, % of GDP) 72.1 73.1 70.5 94.3* 90.3 90.8 87.6
Current account balance (% of GDP) -9.6 -2.1 -0.4* -9.2 -8.6 -6.3 -6.3
Inflation (%) 15.5 15.4 18.9* 44.4 41.9 28.7 12.4
Population (millions) 39.1 40.1 32.7 33.5 34.4 35.3 36.2
Unemployment  (%) 14.9 13.7 12* 14.8 14.8 13.6 13.3
Click to see full economic data (2005 - 2019 forecast)
Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: February 2015; *=Estimate

News & analysis

Sudan election: Only 30-35 per cent of the electorate is reported to have voted

Al-Bashir is losing credibility Subscription

21 April 2015 | By Richard Nield

The low turnout for Sudan’s recent presidential poll could signal the beginning of the end for the incumbent leader, who has failed to deliver promised reforms

Nile river

Egypt signs Nile dam deal with Ethiopia and Sudan

23 March 2015 | By

The Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has soured relations between the states since construction work started in 2013

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Egypt invites key African neighbours Subscription

13 March 2015 | By

Khartoum and Cairo to develop economic freezone

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By

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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

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Top projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Power 1,590
2 Kosti Thermal Power Plant Power 457
3 Difaf Village Construction 60
Click through to the full data table on Sudan's biggest projects and their status
Click through to MEED's Q4 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2015 *=Budget value, project in study phase

Tenders & contract awards

Sudan: Book printing Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Printing and supply of textbooks

Sudan: Textbooks Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Printing and supply of textbooks for a basic education recovery project

Sudan: FIX engine project Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Supply, customisation and installation of a FIX engine project for the Khartoum Stock Exchange

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