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 2019 was $1,585, a 0.25% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $1,589, a 1.83% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2017 was $1,561, a 3.77% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2016 was $1,504, a 10.11% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $63,327
OECD members $39,438
Euro Area $38,926
European Union $34,843
East Asia & Pacific $11,527
World $11,436
Latin America & Caribbean $8,847
South Asia $1,960
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,585
Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2019 $1,585 -0.25%
2018 $1,589 1.83%
2017 $1,561 3.77%
2016 $1,504 -10.11%
2015 $1,673 -11.25%
2014 $1,885 1.93%
2013 $1,850 3.83%
2012 $1,781 2.06%
2011 $1,745 9.86%
2010 $1,589 15.71%
2009 $1,373 -7.28%
2008 $1,481 11.60%
2007 $1,327 13.01%
2006 $1,174 15.70%
2005 $1,015 15.55%
2004 $878 21.24%
2003 $724 22.03%
2002 $594 6.21%
2001 $559 -7.00%
2000 $601 3.74%
1999 $579 -1.46%
1998 $588 -5.98%
1997 $625 1.20%
1996 $618 0.67%
1995 $614 11.65%
1994 $550 -4.19%
1993 $574 -9.32%
1992 $633 -3.98%
1991 $659 -1.33%
1990 $668 9.23%
1989 $611 -3.37%
1988 $633 0.15%
1987 $632 10.93%
1986 $570 -0.20%
1985 $571 -8.12%
1984 $621 -15.08%
1983 $731 -15.36%
1982 $864 -10.62%
1981 $967 35.82%
1980 $712 22.54%
1979 $581 16.98%
1978 $497 7.43%
1977 $462 6.82%
1976 $433 5.61%
1975 $410 7.21%
1974 $382 27.22%
1973 $300 24.43%
1972 $241 9.84%
1971 $220 -0.90%
1970 $222 14.55%
1969 $194 11.56%
1968 $174 4.29%
1967 $166 -3.58%
1966 $173 5.27%
1965 $164 8.67%
1964 $151 -4.67%
1963 $158 11.85%
1962 $141 5.82%
1961 $134 1.52%
1960 $132 1.52%