Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) fell to 20.5% in Sierra Leone in 2016

Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Sierra Leone | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade in services as a share of GDP reached 25.7 % in 2015 in Sierra Leone, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 25.1 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade in services as a share of GDP in Sierra Leone reached an all time high of 28.8 % in 2014 and an all time low of 6.38 % in 2007. When compared to Sierra Leone's main peers, foreign trade in services as a share of GDP in Burkina Faso amounted to 14.9 %, 6.62 % in Guinea, 15.5 % in Liberia and 18.5 % in Mali in 2015.

Sierra Leone has been ranked 47th within the group of 161 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade in services as a share of GDP, 78 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade in services is the sum of service exports and imports divided by the value of GDP, all in current US dollars.

Foreign Trade In Services (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 8.10% 6.99% 6.94% 7.18% 8.73%
Burkina Faso % 14.5% 14.7% 16.1% 14.2% 14.9%
Ghana % 13.8% 17.9% 11.6% 12.5% 27.3%
Guinea % 9.63% 13.8% 9.87% 6.93% 6.62%
Ivory Coast % 15.0% 14.6% 13.3% 11.2% 8.96%
Liberia % 23.8% 24.2% 23.8% 29.2% 15.5%
Mali % 11.9% 11.3% 19.5% 18.3% 18.5%
Mauritania % ... ... ... 22.2% 20.7% 21.9% 18.3%
Niger % 14.7% 13.0% 14.7% 16.1% 16.7%
Senegal % 13.7% 14.3% 14.6% 14.0% 14.1%
Sierra Leone % 19.9% 18.5% 18.5% 28.8% 25.7%