In 2020, South Sudan exported a total of $850M, making it the number 161 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of South Sudan have changed by -$1.49B from $2.34B in 2015 to $850M in 2020.
In 2020 South Sudan imported $1.1B, making it the number 172 trade destination in the world. During the last five reported years the imports of South Sudan changed by $337M from $760M in 2015 to $1.1B in 2020.
In 2019, South Sudan exported $105M worth of services. The top services exported by South Sudan in 2019 were Other business services ($87.5M), Royalties and license fees ($8.96M), Construction services ($4.45M), Financial services ($3.26M), and Computer and information services ($350k).
The top services imported by South Sudan in 2019 were Transportation ($949M), Financial services ($15M), Other business services ($8.17M), Government services, n.i.e. ($3.3M), and Insurance services ($1.79M).
South Sudan has a high level of specialization in Forage Crops (138), Crude Petroleum (21.6), Insect Resins (17.7), Onions (11.4), and Gold (5.17). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between South Sudan observed and expected exports in each product.
The top export opportunities for South Sudan according to the relatedness index, are Petroleum Gas (0.016), Raw Cotton (0.016), Cocoa Beans (0.015), Other Oily Seeds (0.015), and Wool (0.015). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that South Sudan is not specialized in.
The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.
This network shows the products most related to the production structure of South Sudan. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that South Sudan exports. Higher relatedness values indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.
The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities.
Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.
During the last 5 years South Sudan's economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the 134th to the 129th position in the ECI rank.
These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.