Real GDP contracted in 2019 by an estimated 2.4% driven by a contraction in the services sector and investment in real estate and business services. Agriculture, accounting for 32% of GDP, also contracted in 2019, due to shortages of inputs—especially fuel. And a weak business environment, where political uncertainty discouraged private investment, dampened confidence and productivity in manufacturing and construction. GDP is projected to contract further by 1.6% in 2020 and 0.8% in 2021 due to the political situation, tepid domestic demand, and weak private sector investment.
At the end of 2016, the banking sector of Sudan represented a total asset of $15 billion.
Credit distributed to the private sector in 2016 amounted to $8.4 billion.
The Khartoum Stock Exchange accounted 66 listed companies, representing, at the end of 2017, a market capitalization of $2.6 billion.