Sierra Leone

General information

Capital: Freetown

Currency unit: Sierra Leonean leone

Official language: English

Area: 72,300 km²

Population in million: 7.6 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 499 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,526 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 57.9 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 81.7 %

Life expectancy at birth: 51.8 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 48 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 3.77 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 60.3 

Industry value added of GDP: 5.1 

Services value added of GDP: 32.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 0.90 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 1.21 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Diamonds (17.87 %)
bottles, flasks, jars, pots and other containers of glass (1.56 %)
Electrical transformers (0.25 %)
Articles of cement (0.07 %)
Seats (0.06 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (6.81 %)
Wood in the rough (1.46 %)
Coffee (1.09 %)
Cane or beet sugar (0.37 %)
Frozen fish (0.21 %)

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              Sierra Leone: 53
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              Sierra Leone
              Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) Index (weighting based on importations and exportations)53