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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 ($bn) 54.5 53.4 65.6 66.8* 59.9 50.6 59.8
GDP per capita ($) 1,430 1,365 1,635 2,046 1,789 1,472 1,696
Real GDP growth (annual change, %) 3 5.2 2.5 -1.9* -4.4 1.2 2.6
Government revenue (% of GDP) 24 15.4 19.3 18.2 10.2 10.8 10
Government total expenditure (% of GDP) 23.5 20.5 19 17.9 15.1 14.8 13.6
Total government debt (gross, % of GDP) 68.8 71.8 73.1 71 97.6 102.9 87.2
Current account balance (% of GDP) -1.5 -9.6 -2.1 -0.4* -11.2 -6.9 -5.9
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 (%) 14.9 15.5 15.4 18.9* 44.4 24.8 33
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: June 2013; *=Estimate

Top projects

Rank

Rank Project Name Sector Budget ($m)
1 Dam Complex of Upper Atbara Project Power 838
2 Kosti Thermal Power Plant Power 457
4 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 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: January 2014

Tenders & contract awards

Sudan: Debt management and resources mobilisation consultancy Subscription

21 March 2014, 20:14 GMT | By

Provision of consultancy services as part of a debt management and resources mobilisation project

Sudan: Multi-task teams Subscription

21 March 2014, 19:01 GMT | By

Provision of international multi-task teams and capacity development of national multi-task teams

Sudan: Teacher management system consultancy Subscription

21 March 2014, 12:36 GMT | By

Provision of consultancy services comprising technical assistance for a teacher management monitoring system

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News & analysis

Oil

Khartoum counts costs of partition Subscription

4 February 2014, 9:03 GMT | 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, 12:42 GMT | By

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

Middle East and North Africa region Muslim population percentage

Religious pluralism amid restrictions Subscription

4 September 2013, 11:58 GMT | 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, 11:42 GMT | 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, 7:37 GMT | By

World Health Organisation says severe rain increases chance of malaria

Mena telecoms markets 2011

Telecoms network development a key challenge Subscription

19 August 2013, 13:22 GMT | 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

Sudan GDP by sector 2011

Partition hits Sudanese economies Subscription

23 June 2013, 13:57 GMT | By Paul Melly

Sudan has been left with diminished oil reserves, but is passing reforms to help its economy grow. Oil-rich South Sudan needs to tackle its poor development indicators

Sudan's Kenana to double sugar refining capacity Subscription

30 April 2013, 7:59 GMT | By

Sudanese sugar company provides food security to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Oil production in Africa

African oil draws Gulf investors

22 April 2013, 10:48 GMT | By Paul Melly

The continent could become the next energy frontier for GCC firms

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