Overview: In 2018 South Sudan was the number 136 in total exports, the number 177 in total imports, and the number 133 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, South Sudan exported $1.71B and imported $811M, resulting in a positive trade balance of $898M. In 2018, South Sudan's exports per capita were $156 and its imports per capita were $73.9.
Trade: The top exports of South Sudan are Crude Petroleum ($1.63B), Forage Crops ($32.1M), Raw Cotton ($13.8M), Gold ($12.4M), and Dried Legumes ($9.98M). The top imports of South Sudan are Cars ($60.2M), Raw Sugar ($51.4M), Delivery Trucks ($43.8M), Cereal Flours ($36.3M), and Palm Oil ($28.2M).
Destinations: South Sudan exports mostly to China ($1.59B), United Arab Emirates ($48.3M), India ($44.4M), Pakistan ($24.2M), and Uganda ($3.19M), and imports mostly from Uganda ($301M), United Arab Emirates ($162M), Kenya ($128M), China ($76.7M), and United States ($21.7M).
Location: South Sudan borders Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda by land and Saudi Arabia by sea.