Sierra Leone

Country Indicators1 Country indicators

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Capital

Freetown

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Language

English

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Surface area

72,300 Sq Km

2014

World Bank

Neighboring countries

Guinea, Liberia

2014

Maps of the World

Time Zone

GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

2014

World Atlas

Geographical distance from the NL

5135,7 KM

2014

Info Please- Distance calculator

Population

6,205,000

2014

World Bank

Population growth (annual %)

1.9%

2013

World Bank

Population ages 15-64 (% of total)

56%

2013

World Bank

Middle Class in Total Population (%)

18.6%

2010

African Development Bank

Human Development Index

0.374 (Low Development)

2013

UNDP

Education Index

0.305

2013

UNDP

Global competitiveness Index

3.1 (1-7 (best))

2014-2015

World Economic Form

Economy_1 Economy

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

GDP per capita (current US$)

US$ 679

2013

World Bank

GDP Annual Growth Rate

13.00 %

2013

Trading Economics

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

US$ 660

2013

World Bank

Inflation rate

10%

2014

Trading Economics

Foreign Direct Investment

579,1 million $

2014

World Investment Report 2014 UNCTAD

Distance to Frontier

(0 lowest performance - 100 represents the frontier)

54.58

2015

Doing Business

Economic union membership

ECOWAS

2014

UNECA

Risks1 Risks

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Corruption Perception index

Rank: 119 (0-175)

Score: 31 (0-100)

2014

Transparency International Index

Control of Corruption

Percentile Rank: 19.14 (0-100)

Score: -0.90 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Transparency International Index

Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism

Percentile Rank: 40.76 (0-100)

Score: -0.15(-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

Estimate of governance effectiveness

Percentile Rank: 12.44 (0-100)

Score: -1.14(-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

World Risk Index

Rank: 33 (0-171)

Score: 10.57 % (0-100)

2014

United Nations University

Natural Hazards

Dry, sand-laden harmattan winds blow from the Sahara (December to February); sandstorms, dust storms

2015

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Accessibility Accessibility

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Sea accesibility

Presence of port: 2

Presence of container terminal: 1

2014

Searates.com

Ease of doing business index

140 (1-189)

2014

Doing Business

Ease of trading across borders

15 (1 (best) - 47 )

2014

Doing Business

Logistics performance Index

Rank: N.A.

Score: N.A.

2014

World Bank

Culture Culture

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Power Distance Index

70 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Individualism/Collectivism

20 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Masculinity

40 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Uncertainty/Avoidance Index

50 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Long Term Orientation

16 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Productie_1 Production

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Crop production index

160.7 (2004-2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Food production index

163.8 (2004 -2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Top 5 production commodities

12 Kola nuts
17 Fibre crops nes
28 Pulses, nes
29 Fruit, citrus nes
32 Meat indigenous, rabbit

2014

FAOStat

Crude Oil Production

25.39 bbl/day

2012

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Stapels-dollars Money

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Trend devaluation US$-local currency through the years

1USD=SLL 4,220.0000

2014

Trading economics

Interest Rate (%)

10.00%

2014

Trading economics

Lending interest rate (%)

20.6%

2013

World Bank

Taxes Taxes

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Tax payments (number)

33

2014

World Bank

Taxes on corporate income (%)

30%

2014

PWC

Total tax rate

31.0%

2014

PWC

Value-added Tax (VAT)

15% GST

2015

VAT Live

handen_square Trade

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

54%

2013

World Bank

Imports US$

$1.637 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to import (days)

28 days

2014

World Bank

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

53%

2013

World Bank

Exports US$

$1.563 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to export (days)

25 days

2014

World Bank

Balance of Trade

71.15 USD Million

2012

Trading Economics

Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100)

60.2

2013

World Bank

Business Business

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Business Confidence

63.50

2012

Trading Economics

Time required to start a business (days)

12 days

2014

Doing Business

Industrial production growth rate

42%

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita)

0,3%

2014

World Bank

Manufacturing, value added (annual % growth)

2%

2013

World Bank

Consumer Spending (% of GDP)

76%

2013

World Bank

Consumer Price Index (2010=100)

145

2014

World Bank

Agribiz Agribusiness

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Agricultural land

48.0% of land area

2012

World Bank

Cereal yield

762300 (kg per hectare)

2013

World Bank

Land use

arable land: 15.33%
permanent crops: 1.88%
other: 82.79%

2011

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

infra3 Infrastructure

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

44

2013

World Bank

Internet users

Internet users: 92,232

% of Pop with Internet: 1.49%

2014

Internet Live Stats

Roadways

total: 11,300 km
paved: 904 km
unpaved: 10,396 km

2002

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved sanitation facilities (%of population with access)

13 %

2012

World Bank

Rail ways (Total Km)

N.A.

2008

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Electric power consumption

134.9 million kWh

2010

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved water source (% of population with access)

% of pop. with access: 60,1%

% of rural pop. with access: 42,4%

% of urban pop. With access: 87,1%

2012

World Bank

Naamloos Labour

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Unemployment Rate

N.A.

2008

Trading economics

Labor force

2396155

2013

World Bank

Income

Low-income:
US$1,005 or below

2012-2013

World Bank

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