Sierra Leone

General information

Capital: Freetown

Currency unit: Sierra Leonean leone

Official language: English

Area: 72,180 km²

Population in million: 7,650,150.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 534 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,602 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 58.1 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.1 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 78.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 53.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 43 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 4,085,110,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 58.9 

Industry value added of GDP: 5.3 

Services value added of GDP: 4.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 839,535.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1,296,830.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (2.25 %)
bottles, flasks, jars, pots and other containers of glass (1.74 %)
Electrical transformers (0.27 %)
Articles of cement (0.08 %)
Seats (0.07 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (7.64 %)
Wood in the rough (1.63 %)
Coffee (1.22 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.42 %)
Frozen fish (0.23 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Sierra Leone: 85
              Breakdown by component
              Sierra Leone
              Price competitiveness85
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Sierra Leone: 48
              Products competitiveness
              Sierra Leone: 98

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Sierra Leone: -
              Breakdown by component
              Sierra Leone
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Sierra Leone: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Sierra Leone: 92