Sub-Saharan Africa Consumer Spending 1981-2023

Household final consumption expenditure (formerly private consumption) is the market value of all goods and services, including durable products (such as cars, washing machines, and home computers), purchased by households. It excludes purchases of dwellings but includes imputed rent for owner-occupied dwellings. It also includes payments and fees to governments to obtain permits and licenses. Here, household consumption expenditure includes the expenditures of nonprofit institutions serving households, even when reported separately by the country. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa consumer spending for 2021 was $1,238.64B, a 10.98% increase from 2020.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa consumer spending for 2020 was $1,116.05B, a 8.66% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa consumer spending for 2019 was $1,221.81B, a 3.07% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa consumer spending for 2018 was $1,185.41B, a 2.74% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
European Union $8,710.19B
Euro Area $7,391.49B
Latin America & Caribbean $3,478.97B
South Asia $2,575.41B
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,238.64B
Sub-Saharan Africa Consumer Spending - Historical Data
Year Spending Per Capita Growth Rate
2021 $1,238.64B 13.76%
2020 $1,116.05B $1,123 -1.15%
2019 $1,221.81B $1,145 3.13%
2018 $1,185.41B $1,146 3.46%
2017 $1,153.79B $1,131 1.68%
2016 $1,091.94B $1,140 -0.19%
2015 $1,158.95B $1,169 3.77%
2014 $1,220.77B $1,161 2.40%
2013 $1,191.24B $1,155 10.33%
2012 $1,060.37B $1,074 3.17%
2011 $1,038.60B $1,066 0.70%
2010 $934.29B $1,090 4.34%
2009 $795.54B $1,076 8.87%
2008 $777.22B $1,011 -4.38%
2007 $715.77B $1,089 15.29%
2006 $579.93B $970 -0.85%
2005 $516.38B $1,003 8.56%
2004 $439.22B $948 3.51%
2003 $359.57B $941 6.89%
2002 $287.54B $906 7.47%
2001 $263.30B $865 19.54%
2000 $264.06B $742 2.32%
1999 $260.21B $746 -0.16%
1998 $262.94B $768 2.60%
1997 $265.21B $768 1.14%
1996 $253.39B $779 9.01%
1995 $248.66B $734 5.68%
1994 $211.34B $714 -1.70%
1993 $212.54B $747 -1.25%
1992 $224.53B $777 5.01%
1991 $244.08B $758 3.02%
1990 $229.47B $755 8.48%
1989 $185.94B $713 -0.63%
1988 $190.47B $739 4.90%
1987 $175.92B $725 0.28%
1986 $148.65B $746 -1.55%
1985 $143.34B $784 4.94%
1984 $150.00B $767 3.95%
1983 $150.87B $761 -7.44%
1982 $141.37B $848 -2.63%
1981 $145.64B $895 %