Sierra Leone Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 466
No. Of products 363
No. Of partners 57
Imports (in US$ Mil) 958
No. Of products 2,290
No. Of partners 123

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.19
Index of export market penetration1.85
World Growth-4.43
Country Growth-0.37

Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)53.91
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)23.54

Sierra Leone top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Cote d'Ivoire161 34.69
United States144 31.01
Belgium90 19.34
China33 7.18
Netherlands17 3.65
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China120 12.57
United States93 9.75
India75 7.84
United Arab Emirates70 7.27
Senegal60 6.22

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 materials194 41.70 44 4.57 ...
Intermediate goods96 20.66 208 21.70 ...
Consumer goods165 35.39 500 52.19 ...
Capital goods10 2.25 204 21.34 ...

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Shrimps and prawns, ...158,932.07
Natural honey142,437.66
Other starches, nes87,781.20
Frozen flat fish (ex ...27,033.12
Cocoa beans, whole o ...17,448.38
Broken rice107,315.62
Petroleum oils, etc, ...55,966.33
Worn clothing and ot ...40,077.47
Portland cement (exc ...36,718.03
Other medicaments of ...27,470.98

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)3,669
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)490.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-1,114.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-30.37

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank160
Trading Across Borders Rank162

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.03
LPI Rank155