Sub Saharan African Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Sub Saharan African › Change country
Countries in this region: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Republic of, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Overview: The global financial crisis has worsened significantly the economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. Demand for African exports and commodity export prices have fallen, and remittance flows may be weakening. Tighter global credit and investor risk aversion have led to a reversal of portfolio inflows, less favorable conditions for trade finance, and could lower foreign direct investment. As a result, growth has started to slow markedly and fiscal and balance of payments pressures are mounting. Risks remain high and the prospects for recovery remain uncertain.

Sources: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Economic Indicator Listing
  For Sub Saharan African in year 2008 Indicator Value
GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars)US$ 1,108.04 Billion
GDP (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 2,284.57 Billion
GDP Per Capita (PPP), US DollarsUS$ 2,997.15
GDP Share of World Total (PPP) 2.752 %
Investment (% of GDP) 20.598 %
Gross National Savings (% of GDP) 20.933 %
Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) 12.962 %
Inflation (End of Year Change %) 13.46 %
Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 12.278 %
Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 11.97 %
Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) 1.905 %
Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) 2.009 %
Terms of Trade of All Items Including Services and Goods (Percent Change) 6.9 %
Terms of Trade of Goods (Percent Change) 8.983 %
General government revenue (% of GDP) 25.233 %
General government total expenditure (% of GDP) 23.994 %
Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) 1.238 %
Current Account Balance (US Dollars)US$ 3.728 Billion
Current Account Balance (% GDP) 0.336 %
Imports of Goods and Services (US Dollars)US$ 378.44 Billions
Exports of Goods and Services (US Dollars)US$ 391.616 Billions
Financial account balanceUS$ -5.804 Billions
Direct Investment, Net (US Dollars)US$ -36.355 Billions
Other Private Portfolio Flows, Net (US Dollars)US$ 23.483 Billions
Private Financial Flows, Net (US Dollars)US$ -10.525 Billions
Change in National Reserves (US Dollars)US$ 17.541 Billions
Total External Debt in US Dollars (US$)US$ 214.966 Billions.
External Debt % GDP (External Debt as a Percentage of GDP) 19.401 %
External Debt % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) 54.892 %
Total External Debt Service in US Dollars (US$)US$ 61.543 Billions.
Service of External Debt % GDP (External Debt Service as a Percentage of GDP) 5.584 %
External Debt Servicing as % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Service as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) 15.789 %
Total External Debt Interest in US Dollars (US$)US$ 7.789 Billions.
Interest on External Debt % GDP (External Debt Interest as a Percentage of GDP) 0.703 %
Interest on External Debt % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Interest as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) 1.998 %
Total External Debt Amortization in US Dollars (US$)US$ 53.754 Billions.
Amortization of External Debt % GDP (External Debt Amortization as a Percentage of GDP) 4.851 %
External Debt Amortized as % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Amortization as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) 13.791 %
Economic Indicators for Sub Saharan African 2008

GDP Growth (Constant Prices, National Currency) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 6.039 %.

GDP (Current Prices, US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 1,108.04 Billion.

GDP (PPP), US Dollars for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 2,284.57 Billion.

GDP Per Capita (PPP), US Dollars for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 2,997.15 .

GDP Share of World Total (PPP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 2.752 %.

Investment (% of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 20.598 %.

Gross National Savings (% of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 20.933 %.

Inflation (Average Consumer Price Change %) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 12.962 %.

Inflation (End of Year Change %) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 13.46 %.

Import Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 12.278 %.

Import Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 11.97 %.

Export Volume of All Items Including Goods and Services (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 1.905 %.

Export Volumes of Goods Only (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 2.009 %.

Terms of Trade of All Items Including Services and Goods (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 6.9 %.

Terms of Trade of Goods (Percent Change) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 8.983 %.

General government revenue (% of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 25.233 %.

General government total expenditure (% of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 23.994 %.

Total Government Net Lending/ Borrowing (% of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 1.238 %.

Current Account Balance (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 3.728 Billion.

Current Account Balance (% GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 0.336 %.

Imports of Goods and Services (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 378.44 Billions.

Exports of Goods and Services (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 391.616 Billions.

Financial account balance for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ -5.804 Billions.

Direct Investment, Net (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ -36.355 Billions.

Other Private Portfolio Flows, Net (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 23.483 Billions.

Private Financial Flows, Net (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ -10.525 Billions.

Change in National Reserves (US Dollars) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 17.541 Billions.

Total External Debt in US Dollars (US$) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 214.966 Billions.

External Debt % GDP (External Debt as a Percentage of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 19.401 %.

External Debt % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 54.892 %.

Total External Debt Service in US Dollars (US$) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 61.543 Billions.

Service of External Debt % GDP (External Debt Service as a Percentage of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 5.584 %.

External Debt Servicing as % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Service as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 15.789 %.

Total External Debt Interest in US Dollars (US$) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 7.789 Billions.

Interest on External Debt % GDP (External Debt Interest as a Percentage of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 0.703 %.

Interest on External Debt % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Interest as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 1.998 %.

Total External Debt Amortization in US Dollars (US$) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is US$ 53.754 Billions.

Amortization of External Debt % GDP (External Debt Amortization as a Percentage of GDP) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 4.851 %.

External Debt Amortized as % Exports of Goods and Services (External Debt Amortization as a Percentage of Exports of Goods and Services) for Sub Saharan African in year 2008 is 13.791 %.

* Source: IMF
Sub Saharan African Economic Indicators in other Years
  Sub Saharan African Economic Indicators for Year 2021 (Forecast)
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  Sub Saharan African Economic Indicators for Year 2019 (Forecast)
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Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International