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GDP (Gross Domestic product): $12.88 billion  (2015 est.)
GDP (Purchasing power parity): $22.46 billion
Real GDP Growth: -5.3 % (2015 est.) (Was +29.3% in 2013)
GDP per capita: $ 2,000 (2015 est.)
Unemployment (Youth age 15-24): 18. 5%
Agriculture: sorghum, maize, rice, millet, wheat, gum Arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, cotton, sesame seeds, cassava (manioc, tapioca), beans, peanuts; cattle, sheep
Industries: Minimal, due to civil wars and the near absence of basic infrastructure.
Natural resources: Oil, hydropower, fertile agricultural land, gold, diamonds, hardwoods, limestone, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver.
Exports: Oil, timber, cotton,
Imports: Everything
Major trading partners: Uganda, Kenya, Sudan

South Sudan has been at war for 50 out of the last 60 years.  These wars and the neglect by the Khartoum government during have left the country very severely underdeveloped, lacking the necessary infrastructure to support industrial development.

However, should the latest peace accord hold, South Sudan with its huge and fertile agricultural areas and its enormous oil deposits, South Sudan has the means to embark on rapid growth and development.

Source: CIA Fact Book

 

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