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Sierra Leone Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $3.057 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
6.5% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $500 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 49%
industry: 31%
services: 21% (2001 est.)
Population below poverty line:
68% (1989 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 0.5%
highest 10%: 43.6% (1989)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
62.9 (1989)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
1% (2002 est.)
Labor force:
1.369 million (1981 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture NA, industry NA, services NA
Unemployment rate:
NA
Budget:
revenues: $96 million
expenditures: $351 million, including capital expenditures of NA (2000 est.)
Industries:
mining (diamonds); small-scale manufacturing (beverages, textiles, cigarettes, footwear); petroleum refining
Industrial production growth rate:
NA
Electricity - production:
250.1 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 100%
hydro: 0%
other: 0% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
232.6 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
6,500 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Agriculture - products:
rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish
Exports:
$49 million f.o.b. (2002 est.)
Exports - commodities:
diamonds, rutile, cocoa, coffee, fish (1999)
Exports - partners:
Belgium 60.7%, Germany 14.1%, UK 4.4%, US 4.4% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$264 million f.o.b. (2002 est.)
Imports - commodities:
foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels and lubricants, chemicals (1995)
Imports - partners:
Germany 23.9%, UK 10.1%, Cote d'Ivoire 7.5%, France 7.5%, US 5.4%, Netherlands 5.2% (2003 est.)
Debt - external:
$1.5 billion (2002 est.)
Economic aid - recipient:
$103 million (2001 est.)
Currency:
leone (SLL)
Currency code:
SLL
Exchange rates:
leones per US dollar - 2,347.94 (2003), 2,099.03 (2002), 1,986.15 (2001), 2,092.12 (2000), 1,804.19 (1999)
Fiscal year:
calendar year
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