Sierra Leone Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 205
No. Of products 504
No. Of partners 55
Imports (in US$ Mil) 987
No. Of products 2,553
No. Of partners 110

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.11
Index of export market penetration2.08
World Growth4.83
Country Growth-11.18

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)237,733,758.28
Service exports (BoP, current US$)67,688,635.54
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)41.46
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)16.93

Sierra Leone top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China37 18.25
Korea, Rep.29 13.96
Netherlands28 13.55
Somalia22 10.80
Ghana17 8.04
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China198 20.06
United Arab Emirates83 8.37
Belgium74 7.55
India71 7.20
United States53 5.38

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 materials82 39.83 43 4.35 ...
Intermediate goods63 30.68 225 22.75 ...
Consumer goods24 11.87 487 49.35 ...
Capital goods35 17.18 229 23.19 ...

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Aquatic invertebrate ...26,647.74
Cocoa beans, whole o ...20,714.47
Diesel powered truck ...15,124.80
Ash and residues con ...13,884.16
Coniferous wood sawn ...12,917.84
Broken rice151,492.53
Portland cement (exc ...28,922.16
Wheat or meslin flou ...21,118.46
Automobiles with die ...21,021.85
Bars&rods,i/nas,hr,h ...19,265.97

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)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)4,249
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)510.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-1,043.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-24.53

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