Sudan - Public finance

Sudan's budgets were in deficit from the 1960s through the 1990s. The budget deficit soared to 22% of GDP in 1991/92, which aggravated inflation. As of 2000, neither the budget deficit nor inflation showed signs of shrinking as civil war disturbs commerce, trade, and aid.

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that in 2001 Sudan's central government took in revenues of approximately $1.6 billion and had expenditures of $1.9 billion. Overall, the government registered a deficit of approximately $300 million. External debt totaled $24.9 billion.

The following table shows an itemized breakdown of government revenues and expenditures. The percentages were calculated from data reported by the International Monetary Fund. The dollar amounts (millions) are based on the CIA estimates provided above.


Tax revenue 79.5% 1,272
Non-tax revenue 20.0% 319
Grants 0.6% 9
EXPENDITURES 100.0% 1,900
General public services 3.3% 62
Defense 27.5% 523
Public order and safety 7.8% 148
Education 7.6% 145
Health 1.0% 18
Social security <0.1% 1
Housing and community amenities <0.1% 1
Recreation, cultural, and religious affairs 0.1% 3
Economic affairs and services 1.1% 21
Other expenditures 42.5% 808
Interest payments 9.0% 170
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