The National Bureau of Statistics, formerly known as Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) is the official statistical agency of the Government of South Sudan. It is mandated by the Transitional Constitution to collect, analyse and disseminate all official economic, social and demographic statistics.

Under the provisions of the CPA and the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, SSCCSE was assigned responsibility for conducting the Southern Sudan section of the 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census in 2008. While the 2008 Census remains the largest undertaking by the SSCCSE, it has carried out other large nationally representative surveys, most notably the 2006 and 2010 rounds of the Sudan Household Health Survey (SHHS) and the National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS), 2009. It has also carried out other statistical activities as evidenced by the publication of the annual statistical yearbooks in 2009 and 2010. 


Fast Facts

  • Total Population of South Sudan is 8.26 million
  • Total Area of South Sudan is 644,329 sq. km
  • More than half (51%) of the population is below the age of eighteen.
  • 72% of the population is below the age of thirty
  • 83% of the population is rural
  • 27% of the adult population is literate
  • 51% of the population live below the poverty line
  • 78% of households depend on crop farming or animal husbandry as their primary source of livelihood
  • 55% of the population has access to improved sources of drinking water

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High Frequency South Sudan Survey (HFSSS) 2012 

The National Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the World Bank, is pleased to announce that it is carrying out a new survey in Juba, Wau and Malakal from 14 May 2012. This survey will pilot an innovative data collection method using handheld electronic devices to provide the government with high frequency, high quality data on social, economic and security conditions in the country.

Read More here



Launch of South Sudan Cost-to-Market Survey Report

The National Bureau of Statistics is pleased to launch the South Sudan Cost-to-Market Report: An Analysis of Check-points on the Major Trade Routes in South Sudan.

Unauthorized check-points along the major trade routes are a pressing issue for the Government of South Sudan. Payment and time spent waiting at unauthorized check-points increases costs faced by traders, producers and consumers within South Sudan, inhibiting economic development at this critical period of South Sudan’s history. This report is a first step in quantifying the problem and will provide a baseline to evaluate progress made by the government in streamlining revenue collection and eliminating unauthorized check-points.

The Launch of the Report is scheduled for Tuesday 11th October from 9:30 a.m. at Home and Away Conference Hall. The program for the launch is here.

 The pdf copy of the report available online here.


Release of first GDP and GNI figures for South Sudan 

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the value of all final goods and services produced in a country over a given period. GDP of South Sudan in 2010 was 30 billion Sudanese Pounds, equivalent to 13 billion USD. GDP per capita for South Sudan in 2010 was SDG 3,564 equivalent to USD 1,546.

Gross National Income (GNI) is the primary income received by residents of a geographical area. Primary income is income received from production of goods and services as salaries or profits. GNI in 2010 was significantly lower than GDP at 19 billion Sudanese Pounds, equivalent to 8 billion USD. GNI per capita in 2010 was 2,267 SDG equivalent to USD 984.

The GDP estimates for 2008 to 2010 were produced by NBS using the expenditure method, which estimates the uses of domestically produced goods and services in public and private consumption, public and private investment and exports.

Detailed estimates are attached in the press release

The Director's statement during the press release on 11th August 2011 is available here.



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