Press Release for South Sudan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Estimates for 2021

December 2, 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are pleased to welcome you to the National Bureau of Statistics for the dissemination of the
2021 National Accounts statistics {Gross Domestic Product}. This time round, we are also
disseminating economic growth figures for the very thirteenth (13th) time in the National
Bureau of Statistics. These statistics are the most used indicators for measuring a country’s
economic development.
The compilation of these figures is a significant achievement because they will be an extremely
valuable input to the national policy-making process and to other users. Gross Domestic
Product {GDP} measures the market value of all final goods and services produced in a country
over a given period.
1. Nominal GDP, which is calculated using current prices, was 4.2 trillion South Sudanese
pounds in 2O21,.
2. Real GDP per capita, which is real GDP per person, was 733 USD in 2021, it has increased
significantly from 547 USD in 2020.
Real GDP for 2021 decreased by -2.3 percent. Oil exports increased 0.1 percent {contributing –
0.01 percentage points to real GDP growth) and 15.7 percent increase in imports of goods and
services (contributing 7.9 percentage points to real GDP growth). Household final consumption
expenditure decreased by -1.1 percent {contributing -9.7 percentage points to real GDP
growth) and government final consumption expenditure increased by 7.8 percent (contributing
4.2 percentage points to real GDP growth.


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