Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityFreetown
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Krio
CurrencySierra Leonean leone, SLL
Phone Code +232
Important CitiesFreetown, Kenema, Bo, Koidu, Makeni, Waterloo, Port Loko
National DayIndependence Day (Apr-27)
GDP (nominal)USD 3.519 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking163
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Mining,Telecommunicatioons,Tourism,Transport.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsGuinea, Liberia
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Wood and Pulp, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Spices, Chemical Products, Glass and glassware, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Marine Vessels, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Fashion and Apparel
Major ImportsCereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Marine Vessels, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Other Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Household Items & Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 1.371 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.823 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.452 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Sierra Leone totaled US$124.58 million in 2013–14. India was the among the top 5 exporters to Sierra Leone in 2012, and exported $100.99 million worth of goods to the country in 2013–14. Trade witnessed a decline in the following years due to the effect of the ebola outbreak on economic activity in Sierra Leone. Bilateral trade stood at $82.99 million in 2014-15 and $107.73 million in 2015–16. India exported $80.40 million worth of goods to Sierra Leone, and imported $2.59 million in 2014–15.[3][5][6] The main commodities exported by India to Sierra Leone are drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, eggs, and machine tools.
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 49.79 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 237.38 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 187.59 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for Sierra LeoneHonorary Consulate General of India (Under High Commission of India in Ghana)
H.E. Mr. K.H. Azad
Honorary Consul General
5, Rawdon Street, P.O. Box 26, Freetown, Sierra Leone
00-232-22-222452 / 225142 / 223659

High Commission of India

Honourable High Commissioner
No. 9, Ridge Road, Roman Ridge, PO Box CT-5708, Cantonments, Accra, GHANA
233-307020903, 307020904

Embassy Details of Sierra Leone in IndiaHonorary Consulate of the Republic of Sierra Leone in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Sukhdev Kumar
Honorary Consul
E-7/14, Ground Floor Rear, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057
+91-11-47566927/ 45565412 (O)