Arab Country Profiles

Sudan

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  • Country name : Republic of the Sudan
  • Capital : Khartoum
  • Area : 1,861,484 km²
  • Population : 35,482,233 (2014)
  • Population growth rate : 1.78% (2014)
  • Life expectancy at birth : 63.32 years (2014)
  • Age structure : 0-14 years : 40.8% - 15-64 years : 55.9% - 65 years and over : 3.3%
  • Urbanisation : 33.6% (2014)
  • Labour force : 11.92 million (2007)
  • Gross Domestic Product : $70.03 billion (2014)
  • GDP – real growth rate : 3% (2014)
  • GDP – composition by sector : agriculture : 26.8% - industry : 35.6% - services : 37.4%
  • GDP – per capita : $4,500 (2014)
  • Natural resources : petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold
  • Industries : oil cotton ginning, textile, cement, edible oil, sugar, soap distilling, shoes, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, automobile assembly
  • Industrial production growth rate : -28.9% (2012)
  • Land use : arable land: 15.7% - permanent crops: 0.2% - other: 84.1% (2011)
  • Agricultural products : cotton, groundnuts, sorghum, millet, wheat, gum Arabic, sugarcane, cassava, mangos, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame, sheep, livestock
  • Exports in general : $7.185 billion (2014)
  • Exports to Belgium : $4.1 million (2014)
  • Exports – commodities : oil and petroleum products, cotton, sesame, livestock, groundnuts, gum Arabic, sugar
  • Imports in general : $9.247 billion (2014)
  • Imports from Belgium : $47 million (2014)
  • Imports – commodities : foodstuffs, manufactured goods, refining and transport equipment, medicines, chemicals, textile, wheat
  • Current account balance : -$5.672 billion (2014)
  • Budget : revenues : $7.313 billion - expenditures : $9.119 billion (2014)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange & gold : $1.197 billion (31 December 2014)

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