Sierra Leone Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Sierra Leone › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Leone, SLL
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed: 36
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 5,743,725 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 71,740 sq km ; land: 71,620 sq km ; water: 120 sq km
Natural Resources: diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite
Capital: name: Freetown ; geographic coordinates: 8 29 N, 13 14 W ; time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Sierra Leone is extremely poor. Nearly half of the working-age population engages in subsistence agriculture. The country possesses substantial mineral, agricultural, and fishery resources, but it is still recovering from a civil war that ended in the early 2000s that destroyed most institutions. In recent years economic growth has been driven by mining - particularly of iron ore and oil exploration. The country exports rutile, diamonds, and bauxite, and is vulnerable to fluctuations in international commodity prices. The country relies on external assistance to meet its budgetary needs; overseas grants make up one-fourth of total revenue. Corruption is a hindrance to foreign investment, although from 2011 to 2012 the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission increased convictions of high-level officials from nine to 22 and recovered millions of dollars. In December 2013, the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) did not hold a vote on the reselection of Sierra Leone because the country did not pass MCC’s Scorecard Corruption indicator; however, MCC continues compact development through a more limited engagement.
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Economic Indicator Listing
  For Sierra Leone in year 2015 Indicator Value
GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) -21.473 %
GDP (Current Prices, National Currency)SLL 22,069.30 Billion.
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 4.167 Billion
GDP Deflator 263.748 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100)
GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency)SLL 1,324,190.65 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency)SLL 3,492,529.70 .
GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 659.438
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 9.966 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 1,577.19
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 0.009 %
Implied PPP Conversion Rate 2,214.40
Investment (% of GDP) 16.293 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 3.852 %
Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) 2,190.15 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 8.969 %
Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) 2,286.67 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100)
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 10.068 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -24.318 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -1.043 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) -27.708 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) -36.066 %
Population 6.319 Million
General government revenue (National Currency)SLL 3,504.72 Billions.
General government revenue (% of GDP) 15.881 %
General government total expenditure (National Currency)SLL 4,471.98 Billions.
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 20.263 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency)SLL -967.263 Billions.
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) -4.383 %
Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current PricesSLL 22,069.30 Billions.
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ -0.574 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) -13.775 %
Economic Indicators for Sierra Leone 2015

GDP (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 8,367.56 Billion.

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -21.473 %.

GDP (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 22,069.30 Billion.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is US$ 4.167 Billion.

GDP Deflator for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 263.748 (Index, Base Year as per country's accounts = 100).

GDP Per Capita (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 1,324,190.65 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 3,492,529.70 .

GDP Per Capita (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is US$ 659.438 .

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is US$ 9.966 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is US$ 1,577.19 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 0.009 %.

Implied PPP Conversion Rate for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 2,214.40 .

Investment (% of GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 16.293 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 3.852 %.

Inflation, Average Consumer Prices (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 2,190.15 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 8.969 %.

Inflation, End of Year (Indexed to Year 2000) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 2,286.67 (Index, Base Year 2000 = 100).

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 10.068 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -24.318 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -1.043 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -27.708 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -36.066 %.

Population for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 6.319 Million .

General government revenue (National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 3,504.72 Billions.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 15.881 %.

General government total expenditure (National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 4,471.98 Billions.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is 20.263 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (National Currency) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL -967.263 Billions.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -4.383 %.

Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product, Current Prices for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is SLL 22,069.30 Billions.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is US$ -0.574 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Sierra Leone in year 2015 is -13.775 %.

* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Sierra Leone
Indicators
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Sierra Leone
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Sierra Leone
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Sierra Leone
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Sierra Leone
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Sierra Leone
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Sierra Leone
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Sierra Leone
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Sierra Leone
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Sierra Leone
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Sierra Leone
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Sierra Leone
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Sierra Leone
  Labor Force by Occupation for Sierra Leone
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Sierra Leone
  National Budget and Public Debt for Sierra Leone
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Sierra Leone
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Sierra Leone
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Sierra Leone
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Sierra Leone
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Sierra Leone
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Sierra Leone
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Sierra Leone
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Sierra Leone
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Sierra Leone
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Sierra Leone
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Sierra Leone
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Sierra Leone
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Sierra Leone
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Sierra Leone
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Sierra Leone
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Sierra Leone
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Sierra Leone
Indicators
  Number of Internet Users for Sierra Leone
  Internet Penetration Rate for Sierra Leone
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Sierra Leone
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Sierra Leone
* Source: IWS
Economic Freedom Indicators for Sierra Leone
Indicators
  Economic Freedom World Rank for Sierra Leone
  Government Spending for Sierra Leone
  Monetary Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Investment Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Financial Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Property Rights for Sierra Leone
  Economic Freedom Regional Ranking for Sierra Leone
  Freedom from Corruption for Sierra Leone
  Labor Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Tariff Rate for Sierra Leone
  Income Tax Rate for Sierra Leone
  Corporate Tax Rate for Sierra Leone
  Tax Burden % of GDP for Sierra Leone
  Government Expenditure % of GDP for Sierra Leone
  Business Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Trade Freedom for Sierra Leone
  Fiscal Freedom for Sierra Leone
  2016 Score for Sierra Leone
* Source: HFO
Sierra Leone Economic Indicators in other Years
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2021 (Forecast)
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  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2019 (Forecast)
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2018 (Forecast)
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2017 (Forecast)
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2016 (Forecast)
Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2015 (Current)
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 2014
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  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 1981
  Sierra Leone Economic Indicators for Year 1980


Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International