Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone (Krio: Sa Lone), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in west Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the north and east, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and southwest.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalFreetown
Population6.42 million
Official LanguageEnglish, Bangala
National LanguageKrio (Creole language derived from English)
Area 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitLeone
GDP Total (PPP)$4.585 billion (2009)
Per capita $341 (2009)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $1.877 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 4.0 (2009)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date23 July 1995
Trade Policy review Dates9 -11 February 2005
Contribution to WTO budget0.015% (2010)
Services sectors with GATS commitments110
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and services16%
Main Export CommoditiesDiamonds, rutile, cocoa, coffee, fish
Imports of goods and services29%
Import CommoditiesFoodstuff, machinery and equipment, fuels and lubricants, chemicals.
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)