Overview: In 2018 Sudan was the number 92 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 118 in total exports, the number 114 in total imports, and the number 128 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Sudan exported $4.08B and imported $7.47B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$3.39B. In 2018, Sudan's exports per capita were $97.6 and its imports per capita were $179.
Trade: The top exports of Sudan are Crude Petroleum ($1.05B), Gold ($1.03B), Other Oily Seeds ($691M), Sheep and Goats ($482M), and Insect Resins ($116M). The top imports of Sudan are Wheat ($494M), Raw Sugar ($436M), Packaged Medicaments ($241M), Cars ($213M), and Rubber Tires ($140M).
Destinations: Sudan exports mostly to United Arab Emirates ($1.1B), India ($705M), China ($670M), Saudi Arabia ($566M), and Indonesia ($242M), and imports mostly from China ($1.88B), United Arab Emirates ($893M), India ($786M), Saudi Arabia ($640M), and Russia ($505M).
Location: Sudan borders Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, and South Sudan by land and Saudi Arabia by sea.