Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) rose to 117% in South Sudan in 2016

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | South Sudan | December 1, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 117 % in 2016 in South Sudan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 134 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in South Sudan reached an all time high of 117 % in 2016 and an all time low of 43.4 % in 2012. When compared to South Sudan's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Central African Republic amounted to 42.8 %, 35.5 % in Ethiopia, 22.4 % in Sudan and 47.1 % in Uganda in 2016.

South Sudan has been ranked 31st within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cameroon % 56.9% 56.4% 55.6% 55.1% 49.9%
Central African Republic % 33.5% 33.4% 39.5% 50.6% 47.2%
Chad % 80.7% 80.6% 72.6% 76.6% 66.6%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 85.2% 68.4% 77.5% 78.7% 59.3%
Egypt % 45.3% 40.7% 40.4% 36.9% 34.8%
Eritrea % 37.5% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia % 48.2% 45.4% 41.5% 40.7% 39.7%
Kenya % 60.4% 57.8% 53.1% 51.3% 44.2%
Rwanda % 43.9% 44.6% 46.0% 47.6% 52.5%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... 69.5% 73.9% 76.2%
South Sudan % 101% 43.4% 58.0% 65.7% 49.9% ...
Sudan % 33.1% 24.7% 23.7% 19.5% 19.1%
Uganda % 52.9% 53.3% 50.9% 46.3% 47.7%