Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 21.5 % in 2017 in Sudan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.80 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Sudan reached an all time high of 47.6 % in 2005 and an all time low of 11.1 % in 1990. When compared to Sudan's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Chad amounted to 74.4 %, 45.1 % in Egypt and 31.5 % in Ethiopia in 2017.
Sudan has been ranked 165th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 11 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.