South Sudan's flag    South Sudan


Official language: English,Arabic
Currency: Sudanese Pound
Capital City: Juba
Area: 619745km2
Subregional membership(s): East Africa, Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD)


11277092.0K
2024

Mid-year population
4.3B
2021

GDP at current prices, USD
98.8
2022

Under five mortality rate
81.9
2021

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)1.30-3.44-4.08-0.871.871.151.511.531.661.71
Population - Urban (%)18.9019.1019.30
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)53.953.853.554.554.553.953.454.055.055.6
Total fertility rate (per woman)4.94.94.84.74.64.54.54.34.34.1
Population - Urban (number)2,240,0202,335,0562,432,8872,534,0642,639,2572,749,0612,863,9002,984,0303,109,6893,241,033
Median age (years)17.216.615.715.315.415.816.116.416.717.1
Population - Male (number)5,536,1965,472,9365,269,5845,139,2235,167,1405,248,0725,320,5855,404,5385,493,9015,589,585
Population - Urban (%)18.8519.0919.3519.6119.9020.2020.5120.8521.2021.56
Population - Total (number)11,194,30011,066,10510,658,22610,395,33010,447,66610,606,22710,748,27310,913,16411,088,79611,277,092
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)55.655.555.356.055.955.555.055.656.557.1
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)57.257.257.157.457.357.056.557.158.058.6
Population - Female (%)50.5450.5450.5650.5650.5450.5250.5050.4850.46
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)4.164.104.074.074.084.094.114.124.144.15
Population - Female (number)5,658,1045,593,1695,388,6425,256,1075,280,5275,358,1565,427,6885,508,6265,594,8965,687,508
Population - Male (%)50.0250.0350.0450.0450.0550.05
Health
World Bank, World Health Organization, United Nations Statistics Division, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
93.693.593.593.593.493.593.893.9
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)
103.2103.2103.4103.4103.5103.7103.9103.7
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)7.00
103.5103.8103.6103.5103.4103.5103.6
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)28.80
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)
94.093.994.194.094.193.993.9
98.898.898.898.898.898.898.898.8
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)
Proportion of 1 year-old children immunised against measles (%)53.0051.0051.0051.00
98.798.798.798.798.798.798.7
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)85.31
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)14.29
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Female (%)47.37
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Female (%)4.49
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)46.8
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)753,113
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Female (%)30.39
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Male (%)39.91
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)0.5
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)0.9
Ratio of girls to boys in tertiary education (ratio)0.70.3
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)0.4
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)31.9434.52
Primary completion rate - Female (%)7.00
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)3.6
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)0.7
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)4.4
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)0.7
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)25.3428.86
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)11.01
Primary completion rate - Total (%)10.00
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)72.9981.86
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Male (%)0.761.51
Primary completion rate - Male (%)6.50
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Female (%)0.550.47
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Male (%)48.43
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)60.38
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)7.67
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, 15-24 years old (%)1.011.030.981.01
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)44.3347.90
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)0.5
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Male (%)6.46
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)0.7
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)5.1
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)38.6240.26
Gross enrolment ratio in teritiary - Total (%)0.661.00
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Total (%)35.21
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Total (%)5.48
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)1,273,8521,702,636
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)520,739
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)27.5
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division, Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current prices - National Currency (billions)54.8322.8657.0
Industry (%)52.00
Industry (%)44.9945.7550.6553.5452.3740.59
Services (%)50.8550.3146.4143.6843.9353.59
Services (%)43.97
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current prices - US dollars (billions)13.46.55.7
GDP, PPP - Current, International dollar (millions)16,17912,57711,18511,23111,53210,90211,960
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period52.81379.85187.85
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year109.86479.73117.67
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)52.81379.85187.85
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)356.782,0684,373
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=100331.851,5924,584
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)109.86479.74111.4183.5051.1937.9940.00
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)352357362
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)000
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)442460482
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)539580
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)0.880.88
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)0.10.10.10.1
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)222.00237.00255.00
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)80.280.4
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)000
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)576437443
Tourism
World Bank
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
International tourism receipts (% of total exports)1.41.8
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)22.023.526.012.0
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)539.0143.0
Transport

Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Statistics Division, World Bank
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)0.000.000.000.00
15.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.0015.00
1504575755050
3.003.504.104.805.606.50
000000
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)25.9024.4026.1718.4321.2712.67
06060506565
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)27.0524.9225.5633.46
10.0010.0010.0010.0015.0015.0015.00
3.003.504.104.805.606.50
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)2,899,0002,700,0002,788,9331,916,2552,221,967
0.18
000000
000000
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)0.000.000.000.00
150150200200200200
31.0030.0038.0048.0048.0048.00
04565756565
000000
, 2018=10020,797,68049,795,7802,010,56011,759,29016,331,24026,989,7505,851,480
International trade

Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Total trade - Export, current USD (millions)4,397
Total trade - Import, current USD (millions)3,467
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Interest rate - Lending (%)12.55
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)3.6046.73113.65141.39158.00
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)4.09
Deposit rate (%) (%)0.11
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Debt service ratio - Per export (ratio)
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-9.0-31.712.9-4.20.3-23.534.981.8
Net ODA - current USD (millions)1,6751,5872,183
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)59.27104.0060.7046.3028.0937.1558.1641.16
General government net lending/borrowing - as % of GDP (%)-16.66-19.263.26-0.630.086.729.95
International reserves - current USD (millions)229.968.233.836.4378.3183.6
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)140.95129.76173.6
Net ODA (% of GNI) (%)
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Errors and omissions - current USD (millions)
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)1.6616.834.757.291.55-15.56-7.59
Compensation of employees - current USD (millions)12.312.363.8
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)
Trade balance - current USD (millions)185.215.1821.5
Financial Account net - current USD (millions)28.2
Services Balance - current USD (millions)-962.2-439.7-363.1
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)0.2-7.81.460.1-231.817.567.5
Current account balance - current USD (millions)-500.2-215.7281.7
Capital Account net - current USD (billions)0.10.10.1
Primary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-319.4-173.3-58.8
Secondary income (Net) - current USD (millions)596.1382.1-117.9
Environment
World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2015201620172018201920202021202220232024
Carbon Dioxide Emissions - per Capita (metric tons)0.180.16
Carbon Dioxide Emission - metric tons (thousands)2.01.71.51.61.7
CO2 emissions per capita (metric tons)0.200.20
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)11.30
CO2 emissions per capita (metric tons)
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)11.3311.3311.3311.3311.3311.33
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%)15.5015.5015.5015.5015.5015.5015.50
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%)15.5015.50