One of the world’s poorest countries, Sierra Leone has made significant progress in overcoming the economic and development challenges left by high population growth and a decade of civil war. Since the war’s end in 2002, GDP growth reached 5.6 percent in 2011 and is predicted to rise to 6 percent in 2012 (World Bank). While recent high global commodity prices and currency depreciation caused average inflation to increase to 18.5 percent in 2011, that number is expected to decline in 2012 to 8.5 percent (World Bank).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
1,255,559 MT1,204,020 MT871,693 MT1,560,363 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
40,022 MT20,812 MT22,619 MT12,554 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
MT0.00 MT2.00 MT3.00 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
MT1,000.00 MT MT MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
MT MT0.00 MT MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
103,498 MT163,660 MT231,135 MT259,440 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
12,777 MT13,977 MT6,000 MT0.00 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
1,000.00 MT1,000.00 MT411.00 MT359.00 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
MT MT MT MT
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