Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita 1960-2020

GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $1,574, a 1.57% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2017 was $1,599, a 5.81% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2016 was $1,511, a 9.46% decline from 2015.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2015 was $1,669, a 11.48% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $60,968
OECD members $40,352
Euro Area $39,996
European Union $36,532
World $11,297
East Asia & Pacific $11,132
Latin America & Caribbean $9,024
South Asia $1,906
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,574
Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2018 $1,574 -1.57%
2017 $1,599 5.81%
2016 $1,511 -9.46%
2015 $1,669 -11.48%
2014 $1,886 2.22%
2013 $1,845 3.49%
2012 $1,782 2.53%
2011 $1,738 10.30%
2010 $1,576 16.10%
2009 $1,358 -7.65%
2008 $1,470 11.57%
2007 $1,318 12.99%
2006 $1,166 15.75%
2005 $1,007 15.55%
2004 $872 21.32%
2003 $719 22.15%
2002 $588 6.17%
2001 $554 -7.09%
2000 $596 3.83%
1999 $574 -1.69%
1998 $584 -6.00%
1997 $622 1.25%
1996 $614 0.55%
1995 $611 11.65%
1994 $547 -4.09%
1993 $570 -9.21%
1992 $628 -4.02%
1991 $654 -1.07%
1990 $661 -1.06%
1989 $669 -1.22%
1988 $677 1.22%
1987 $669 10.64%
1986 $604 1.59%
1985 $595 -7.66%
1984 $644 -11.83%
1983 $731 -16.07%
1982 $871 -10.50%
1981 $973 37.15%
1980 $709 22.05%
1979 $581 17.04%
1978 $496 7.44%
1977 $462 7.12%
1976 $431 5.58%
1975 $409 7.03%
1974 $382 27.46%
1973 $300 24.47%
1972 $241 9.76%
1971 $219 -0.91%
1970 $221 14.65%
1969 $193 11.66%
1968 $173 4.29%
1967 $166 -3.64%
1966 $172 5.30%
1965 $163 8.70%
1964 $150 -4.78%
1963 $158 11.93%
1962 $141 5.84%
1961 $133 1.55%
1960 $131 1.55%