Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita 1960-2021

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 $1,596, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2018 was $1,596, a 2.1% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2017 was $1,563, a 3.78% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa gdp per capita for 2016 was $1,506, a 9.77% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name GDP Per Capita (US $)
North America $63,344
OECD members $39,486
Euro Area $38,985
European Union $34,918
East Asia & Pacific $11,530
World $11,442
Latin America & Caribbean $8,870
South Asia $1,957
Sub-Saharan Africa $1,596
Sub-Saharan Africa GDP Per Capita - Historical Data
Year GDP Per Capita (US $) Annual Growth Rate (%)
2019 $1,596 0.00%
2018 $1,596 2.10%
2017 $1,563 3.78%
2016 $1,506 -9.77%
2015 $1,669 -10.56%
2014 $1,867 1.05%
2013 $1,847 3.68%
2012 $1,782 2.39%
2011 $1,740 9.85%
2010 $1,584 15.30%
2009 $1,374 -7.27%
2008 $1,482 11.63%
2007 $1,327 12.97%
2006 $1,175 15.59%
2005 $1,016 15.66%
2004 $879 21.15%
2003 $725 22.05%
2002 $594 6.22%
2001 $560 -7.01%
2000 $602 3.73%
1999 $580 -1.25%
1998 $587 -5.98%
1997 $625 1.20%
1996 $617 0.60%
1995 $614 11.65%
1994 $550 -4.18%
1993 $574 -9.32%
1992 $633 -3.97%
1991 $659 -1.33%
1990 $668 9.22%
1989 $611 -3.37%
1988 $633 0.15%
1987 $632 10.93%
1986 $569 -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 $496 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%