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Sierra Leone Trade Summary

2018

Sierra Leone exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR SIERRA LEONE 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for Sierra Leone 2018

Exports and imports of Sierra Leone in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 205 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 987 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 504 products were exported to 55 countries and 2,553 products were imported from 110 countries.

Sierra Leone top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which Sierra Leone exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Sierra Leone exports to China worth US$ 37 million, with a partner share of 18.25 percent.
  2. Sierra Leone exports to Korea, Rep. worth US$ 29 million, with a partner share of 13.96 percent.
  3. Sierra Leone exports to Netherlands worth US$ 28 million, with a partner share of 13.55 percent.
  4. Sierra Leone exports to Somalia worth US$ 22 million, with a partner share of 10.80 percent.
  5. Sierra Leone exports to Ghana worth US$ 17 million, with a partner share of 8.04 percent.

Top five countries from which Sierra Leone imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Sierra Leone imports from China worth US$ 198 million, with a partner share of 20.06 percent.
  2. Sierra Leone imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 83 million, with a partner share of 8.37 percent.
  3. Sierra Leone imports from Belgium worth US$ 74 million, with a partner share of 7.55 percent.
  4. Sierra Leone imports from India worth US$ 71 million, with a partner share of 7.20 percent.
  5. Sierra Leone imports from United States worth US$ 53 million, with a partner share of 5.38 percent.

Sierra Leone Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Sierra Leone along with trade value are:

  1. Sierra Leone exported Aquatic invertebrates,nes,includ.flours,meals,p , worth US$ 26,647.74 million.
  2. Sierra Leone exported Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted , worth US$ 20,714.47 million.
  3. Sierra Leone exported Diesel powered trucks with a GVW not exceeding , worth US$ 15,124.80 million.
  4. Sierra Leone exported Ash and residues containing other metals or met , worth US$ 13,884.16 million.
  5. Sierra Leone exported Coniferous wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sli , worth US$ 12,917.84 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Sierra Leone along with trade value are

  1. Sierra Leone imported Broken rice , worth US$ 151,492.53 million.
  2. Sierra Leone imported Portland cement (excl. white) , worth US$ 28,922.16 million.
  3. Sierra Leone imported Wheat or meslin flour , worth US$ 21,118.46 million.
  4. Sierra Leone imported Automobiles with diesel engine displacing more , worth US$ 21,021.85 million.
  5. Sierra Leone imported Bars&rods,i/nas,hr,hd or he,cntg indent,ribs,et , worth US$ 19,265.97 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Sierra Leone in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was not available percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was not available percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was not available .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were not available and duty free tariff line items share was not available percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of Sierra Leone in 2018 are below

  • Sierra Leone GDP in current US dollar was 4,085 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 490.00 .
  • Sierra Leone Trade balance: as % of GDP was -21.76.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -889.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 56.70 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 11.34 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for Sierra Leone in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.12.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.05.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and Sierra Leone Country Growth was -9.80 .