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Trade in Sudan

Sudan was the world’s 118th largest exporter of goods and 111th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $5.86 billion and $1.55 billion USD respectively. Sudan’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Fuels and mining products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Sudan’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United Arab Emirates, China and Saudi Arabia, with trade representing 2.70 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Sudan is the world’s 113th largest importer of goods and 124th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $11.10 billion and $1.59 billion USD respectively in 2022. Sudan’s top import category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures and Chemicals. Leading import partners were China, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. Sudan is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)  and Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of the Sudan





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Legal System

mixed legal system of Islamic law and English common law; note - in mid-July 2020, Sudan amended 15 provisions of its 1991 penal code



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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Sudanese pound

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Byblos Bank Africa Ltd - Khartoum, Sudan - SWIFT: BYBASDKH

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • The Center of Research and Studies for the Horn ofAfrica

    Regional organization (i.e. Regional secretariat )

    [email protected]

Industrial Property Offices

  • Registrar General of Intellectual Property Administration

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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