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International Rankings of South Sudan - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of South Sudan, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of South Sudan, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 65 N/A 2019
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 198 200 2019
Internet users - percent of population 111 7.9 % 2021
Internet users - total 149 869000 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 N/A 2018
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 215 N/A 2018
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 103 30 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 139 3.276 million 2022
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 154 1.938 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 149 1.940 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 42 1.3 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 81 6.550 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 206 N/A US Dollars 2024
Exports 134 4.652 billion US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 177 3.060 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 37 64.9 % of GDP 2011
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 68 17.1 % of GDP 2011
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 177 34.9 % of GDP 2011
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 37 27.2 % of GDP 2011
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 132 10.4 % of GDP 2011
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 75 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 151 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 178 N/A % of GDP 2024
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 187 N/A % of GDP 2024
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 26 44.1 % 2016
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2024
Imports 153 4.037 billion US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 197 N/A % 2024
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 23 10.52 % 2021
Labor force 96 4.278 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 2 76.4 % 2016
Public debt 73 62.7 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 152 20.010 billion US Dollars 2017
Real GDP growth rate 191 5.2 % 2017
Real GDP per capita 166 1600 US Dollars 2017
Remittances 163 N/A 2024
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 185 183.615 million US Dollars 2020
Taxes and other revenues 192 8.5 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 41 13.91 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 98 20.276 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 52 21.8 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 63 21 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 128 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 156 1.778 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 75 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 169 531.660 million kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 179 121000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 175 26.000 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 77 5.7 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 82 7.7 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 66 15.5 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 16 10.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 5 99.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 132 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 61 0.8 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 184 2.404 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 32 126500 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 90 N/A bbl/day 2024
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 151 12900 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 38 157100 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 158 7160 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2017
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 146 1.73 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 104 7.61 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 80 20.18 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 72 45 2018
Land use - arable land 125 4.4 2018
Land use - forest 142 11.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 87 N/A 2024
Land use - permanent pasture 32 40.7 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 25 2.65 % of GDP 2015
Total renewable water resources 95 49.500 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 111 240.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 74 230.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 95 190.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 15 4.12 2025
Urbanization - urban population 173 21.2 2023
Geography
Area - land 249 N/A sq km 0
Area - total 47 644329 sq km 0
Area - water 217 44 sq km 0
Coastline 191 0 km 0
Elevation - highest point 49 3187 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 11 381 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 152 N/A meters 2024
Irrigated land 93 1000 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 24 6018 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 72 45 2018
Land use - arable land 125 4.4 2018
Land use - forest 142 11.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 87 N/A 2024
Land use - permanent pasture 32 40.7 2018
Military
Military expenditures 23 2.5 % of GDP 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 153 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 64 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 136 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 169 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 97 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Birth rate 9 37.1 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 64 5.3 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 9 72 % 2023
Death rate 35 9.2 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 134 6.1 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 23 18.4 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 24 80.8 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 24 74.7 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 56 88.7 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 36 24.2 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 21 21.6 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 9 11.3 % of population 0
Education expenditures 68 1.5 % of GDP 2016
Gross reproduction rate 9 2.54 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 28 55.68 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 8 67.4 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 8 61.6 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 225 61.6221 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 143 57.9 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 142 59.7 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 117 28.9 % 2018
Literacy - male 98 40.3 % 0
Literacy - total population 108 34.5 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 1 1223 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 221 18.6215 years 0
Median age - male 154 18.7 years 0
Median age - total 148 18.7 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 3 20 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 126 6.6 % 2014
Physicians density 159 N/A physicians/1,000 population 2018
Population 80 12.118 million 2023
Population growth rate 2 4.78 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 84 60.6 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 8 84.5 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 5 75.4 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 11 39.4 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 12 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 19 1.04 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 3 1.25 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 14 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 9 5.2 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 15 4.12 2025
Urbanization - urban population 173 21.2 2023
Transportation
Airports 63 82 2024
Heliports 65 1 2024
Merchant marine - total 144 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 136 0 0
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 100 2 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 26 2 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 114 300 km 0
Roadways - total 35 90200 km 0
Waterways 110 N/A km 0

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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