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)


11088.8K
2023

Mid-year population
5.7B
2017

GDP at current prices, USD

Under five mortality rate
73.0
2015

Primary enrolment ratio
Population and migration
United Nations Population Division, United Nations Population Fund
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Annual rate of change of the migrant stock (%)25.940.88
Average annual population growth rate - Total (%)1.711.300.900.660.690.981.421.86
Average annual population growth rate - Urban (%)5.053.913.913.91
Life expectancy at birth - Female (years)58.058.458.658.959.159.459.659.9
Life expectancy at birth - Male (years)55.155.455.655.956.156.456.656.8
Life expectancy at birth - Total (years)56.656.957.157.457.657.958.158.4
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 0-4 (%)7.967.95
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 10-14 (%)8.807.92
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 15-19 (%)8.968.38
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 20-24 (%)9.539.37
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 25-29 (%)9.9710.10
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 30-34 (%)9.549.83
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 35-39 (%)8.588.78
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 40-44 (%)7.297.52
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 45-49 (%)5.866.31
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 5-9 (%)8.707.59
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 50-54 (%)4.674.98
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 55-59 (%)3.914.02
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 60-64 (%)2.793.06
Migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock - 65+ (%)3.434.18
Population - Female (%)49.9849.9849.9749.9649.9649.9549.95
Population - Female (thousands)5,6685,6585,5935,3895,2565,2815,3585,4285,5095,595
Population - Male (%)50.0250.0250.0350.0450.0450.0550.05
Population - Male (thousands)5,5465,5365,4735,2705,1395,1675,2485,3215,4055,494
Population - Total (thousands)11,21311,19411,06610,65810,39510,44810,60610,74810,91311,089
Population - Urban (%)18.6018.9019.1019.3019.6019.9020.20
Population - Urban (%)18.6018.9019.1019.30
Population - Urban (thousands)2,1482,2402,3352,433
Total fertility rate (per woman)5.04.94.94.84.74.64.54.5
Health
World Health Organization, United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Percentage of mothers provided at least one antenatal care - Total (%)40.00
Prevalence of underweight children under-five years of age - Total (%)
Proportion of the population using improved sanitation facilities - Total (%)7.007.00
Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Adult literacy rate - Female (%)25.3420.56
Adult literacy rate - Male (%)38.6237.51
Adult literacy rate - Total (%)31.9428.96
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Female (%)60.38
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Male (%)85.31
Gross enrolment ratio in primary - Total (%)72.99
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Female (%)7.67
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Male (%)14.29
Gross enrolment ratio in secondary - Total (%)11.01
Gross graduation Ratio from Primary education - Total (%)27.74
Literacy rate - Female (%)28.86
Literacy rate - Male (%)40.26
Literacy rate - Total (%)34.52
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Female (%)47.37
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Male (%)48.43
Literacy rates of 15-24 years old - Total (%)44.3347.90
Mean years of schooling - Total (years)5.4
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Female (%)32.74
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Male (%)42.43
Net enrolment rate in primary education - Total (%)37.64
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Female (%)4.03
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Male (%)5.79
Net enrolment rate in secondary education - Total (%)4.92
Primary school enrollment - Female (number)520,739
Primary school enrollment - Male (number)753,113
Primary school enrollment - Total (number)1,273,852
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary education - Total (rate)46.8
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary education - Total (rate)27.5
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education (ratio)0.7
Ratio of girls to boys in secondary education (ratio)0.5
School life Expectancy in Primary - Female (years)3.6
School life Expectancy in Primary - Male (years)5.1
School life Expectancy in Primary - Total (years)4.4
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Female (years)0.4
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Male (years)0.9
School life Expectancy in Secondary - Total (years)0.7
National accounts
United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - current USD (billions)15.813.46.55.7
Expenditure on GDP at current purchaser's values - National Currency (billions)46.854.8322.8657.0
Prices
Economic Commission for Africa, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Consumer price index, All item, 2010=100217.16331.851,5924,584
Inflation rate (percentage change of CPI over same period of previous year)1.6652.81379.85187.85
inflation rate: end of period price indices percentage change over previous year9.88109.86479.73117.67
Inflation, average, percentage change over previous period1.6652.81379.85187.85
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (%)9.88109.86479.74111.4183.5051.1937.9940.00
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (index)170.01356.782,0684,373
Energy
African Union Commission, United Nations Statistics Division, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)429442460482
Electricity - Consumption (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - total biofuels and waste production (Giga watt hours)0000
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)486576437443
Electricity - total fossil fules production (Giga watt hours)
Electricity - total hydro production (Giga watt hours)21000
Electricity - total Solar wind tide wave production (Giga watt hours)0.880.880.88
Electricity - total thermal production (Giga watt hours)445539580
Oil - Consumption (metric tons)331.00222.00237.00255.00
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)80.280.280.4
Total electricity installed capacity - kilowatt hours (thousands)0.10.10.10.10.1
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)507.88352357362
Total electricity production (Giga watt hours)
Tourism
World Bank
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
International tourism expenditures - current USD (millions)38.0539.0143.0
International tourism receipts (% of total exports)0.021.41.8
International tourism receipts - current USD (millions)0.822.023.526.012.0
Transport

Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Information society
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Bank
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)0.000.000.000.000.00
Fixed telephone lines (per 100 inhabitants) (%)0.000.000.000.000.00
Mobile telephone subscribers (number)2,876,0972,899,0002,700,0002,788,9331,916,2552,221,967
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)27.2527.0524.9225.5633.46
Mobile telephone subscribers (per 100 inhabitants) (%)25.6525.9024.4026.1718.4321.2712.67
International trade

Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Total trade - Export, current USD (millions)5,3604,397
Total trade - Import, current USD (millions)3,6643,467
Banking, insurance, financial statistics
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Statistics Division
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Deposit rate (%) (%)1.390.11
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)2.954.09
Exchange rate, period average (national currency per USD)2.953.6046.73113.65141.39158.00
Interest rate - Lending (%)12.7112.55
Government finance fiscal and public sector statistics
World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Debt service ratio - Per export (ratio)8.6
Fiscal deficit (% of GDP)-9.0-31.712.9-4.20.3-23.534.981.8
General government net lending/borrowing - as % of GDP (%)-9.07-16.66-19.263.26-0.630.086.729.95
International reserves - current USD (millions)416.8229.968.233.836.4378.3183.6
Net ODA - current USD (millions)1,9641,6751,5872,183
Net ODA - Per capita (current USD)170.33140.95129.76173.6
Total external debt - as % of GDP (%)37.6359.27104.0060.7046.3028.0937.1558.1641.16
Balance of payments
International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Economic Commission for Africa
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Capital Account net - current USD (billions)0.20.10.10.1
Compensation of employees - current USD (millions)2.012.312.363.8
Current account balance - as % of GDP (%)-1.231.6616.834.757.291.55-15.56-7.59
Current account balance - current USD (millions)-790.2-500.2-215.7281.7
Errors and omissions - current USD (millions)55.0
Financial Account net - current USD (millions)-656.928.2
Inward flows of Foreign Direct investment - Flow, current USD (millions)44.00.2-7.81.460.1-231.817.567.5
Primary income (Net) - current USD (millions)-0.3-319.4-173.3-58.8
Secondary income (Net) - current USD (millions)677.4596.1382.1-117.9
Services Balance - current USD (millions)-332.1-962.2-439.7-363.1
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)-8.80
Trade balance - as % of GDP (%)-9.82-12.47-12.9612.84-5.90-1.53-11.95
Trade balance - current USD (millions)-1,135.2185.215.1821.5
Environment
United Nations Statistics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Indicator2014201520162017201820192020202120222023
Consumption of ozone-depleting CFCs in ODP (metric tons)
Forest Area as % of Land Area (%)11.30