Sierra Leone Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 103
No. Of products 405
No. Of partners 53
Imports (in US$ Mil) 1,074
No. Of products 2,311
No. Of partners 120

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.17
Index of export market penetration2.08
World Growth5.68
Country Growth15.08

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)403,798,360.05
Service exports (BoP, current US$)116,273,748.18
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)39.23
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)17.47

Sierra Leone top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Netherlands24 23.03
China13 13.02
Cote d'Ivoire13 12.19
Ghana12 11.70
United Kingdom8 8.25
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China180 16.78
India84 7.82
Turkey77 7.18
Belgium69 6.43
United Arab Emirates55 5.16

Sierra Leone Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials37 35.94 40 3.71 ...
Intermediate goods24 23.84 250 23.29 ...
Consumer goods10 9.33 529 49.24 ...
Capital goods32 30.89 254 23.69 ...

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cocoa beans, whole o ...14,461.19
Dump trucks designed ...10,993.24
Cocoa shells, husks, ...8,894.37
Coniferous wood sawn ...8,280.67
Diesel powered truck ...6,893.02
Broken rice191,618.34
Portland cement (exc ...49,101.92
Automobiles with die ...47,541.98
Bars&rods,i/nas,hr,h ...22,031.18
Wheat or meslin flou ...19,134.38

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sierra Leone


No. Of Tariff Agreement ...
Simple Average (%) ...
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) ...
Maximum Rate (%) ...
Weighted Average (%) ...
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) ...

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff...
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff...

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)4,085
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)490.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-889.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-21.76

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank163
Trading Across Borders Rank165

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.03
LPI Rank155