Trade Monitoring

Information on Sierra Leone

BASIC INFORMATION

Name REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE
Governance DEMOCRACY
Capital CITY FREETWON
Population 7.4 MILION
Official language (s) ENGLISH
Human Development Index 0.420
Time Zone (UTC+0)) (GMT+0)

 

Main Port PORT OF FREETOWN
Income Group LOW INCOME
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (%) 3
YOUTH UNEMPLOYEMENT RATE (%) 4.2

 

 

NATIONAL MINISTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR TRADE

Name of Ministry MINSITRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
Address 6TH FLORR YOUYI BUILDING
FREETOWN
CONTACT (TEL, FAX, E-MAIL) INFO@TRADE.GOV.SL
WEBSITE http://trade.gov.sl

 

 

NATIONAL TRADE PROFILE

UNIT CURRENCY LEONE (SLL)
EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING (With link) 160
MAIN IMPORT COMMODITY (%) CEREALS (12); VEHICLES (9.9) MACHINERY (9.3)
MAIN EXPORT COMMODITY (%) MEAT, FISH (34); DAIRY (31)
MAIN EXPORT PARTNERS (%) AFRICA (36); AMERICAS (31)
MAIN IMPORT PARTNERS (%) AFRICA(51); ASIA (26)
SHARE OF INTRA REGIONAL TRADE (%) 3.5
SHARE OF GLOBAL TRADE (%)
GDP GROWTH (ANNUAL %) 5.7
GDP PER CAPITA 455 USD
SYSTEM OF TRADE
CORPORATE TAX RATE (%) 30
LENDING CATEGORY
PERSONAL INCOME TAX RATE (%) 35
INFLATION (%) 16.25
Balance of trade -54.39 USD MILION
Current account -1102 USD MILLION
Interest rate (%) 13

 

 

NATIONAL TRADE AND RELATED LINKS

National Trade Website http://trade.gov.sl
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