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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
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Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database; Last updated: February 2015; *=Estimate

News & analysis

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

The biggest contract awards listed by value

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

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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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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

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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 Q1 2015 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: May 2015 *=Budget value, project in study phase

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