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South Africa vs Uganda: Economic Indicators Comparison

South Africa with a GDP of $368.3B ranked the 35th largest economy in the world, while Uganda ranked 104th with $27.5B. By GDP 5-years average growth and GDP per capita, South Africa and Uganda ranked 151st vs 41st and 95th vs 187th, respectively.

Gross Domestic Product & Income

StatSouth AfricaUganda
GDP$368.3B$27.5B
GDP growth, 1 year0.8%6.2%
GDP growth, 5-years average1.1%4.7%
Population57.7M42.9M
GDP per capita$6.4k$643
GDP per capita growth-0.57%2.27%
Purchasing Power Parity conversion factor6.161153.9
Price level ratio of PPP conversion factor GDP to market exchange rate0.470.32
GDP per capita, PPP adjusted$14k$2.5k
GNI, Atlas method$332.3B$26.7B
GNI per capita$5.8k$620
GNI, PPP adjusted$765.8B$84.3B
GNI per capita, PPP adjusted$13k$2k

Financial system and Human development

StatSouth AfricaUganda
Income Tax Rate45%30%
Corporate Tax Rate28%30%
Inflation, consumer prices4.6%2.6%
Inflation, GDP deflator3.9%3.2%
Unemployment27%1.7%
Economic Freedom Index58.859.5
Personal Freedom Index6.925.6
Human Freedom Index6.786.4
Property Rights Index58.445.6
Judical Effectiveness Index3836.9
Business Freedom Index6246
Fiscal Health Index6464.3
Labor Freedom Index58.883.1
Investment Freedom Index4555
Financial Freedom Index5040
Trade Freedom Index75.875.4
Monetary Freedom Index75.978
Government Spending Index67.488.4
Tax Burden Index63.780.3
Government Integrity Index46.621.4
Corruption Perceptions Index4326
Life expectancy at birth, years63.562.5
Suicide mortality rate, per 100,000 people11.69.9
Mortality caused by road traffic injury, per 100,000 people25.929
Intentional homicides, per 100,000 people35.911
International tourism, number of arrivals10.5M1.4M

Government debt & reserves

StatSouth AfricaUganda
Central government debt, % of GDP56.7%42.2%
External debt stocks, % of GNI50.6%46.3%
External debt stocks$179.3B$12.3B
Short-term debt, % of total reserves70.9%15.2%
Total debt service, % of exports and primary income19.9%12.2%
Adjusted net savings including particulate emission damage, % of GNI0.6%-9.5%
Gross savings, % of GDP14.9%18.3%
Gross capital formation, % of GDP17.9%25%
Total reserves including gold$51.6B$3.4B
Foreign direct investment net inflows$5.5B$1.3B

Exports, imports and economic structure

StatSouth AfricaUganda
Exports of goods and services, % of GDP29.9%19.5%
Imports of goods and services, % of GDP29.6%28.7%
Current account balance (balance of payments)-$13.4B-$2.6B
Revenue excluding grants, % of GDP30.9%15%
Grants excluding technical cooperation, BoP$817.9M$1.4B
Personal remittances received$929M$1.2B
Industry including construction value added, % of GDP25.9%19.9%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing value added, % of GDP2.2%24.2%
Charges for the use of intellectual property, payments BoP$1.8B$11M
Charges for the use of intellectual property, receipts BoP$120.7M$10.4M
Expense, % of GDP34.4%14.2%
Government Expenditure, % of GDP33%19.7%

Compare with countries close by GDP per capita

South Africa vs

CountryGDP
per capita
Population
Brazil
$8.9k
208M
Montenegro
$8.8k
622k
Cuba
$8.8k
11.3M
Lebanon
$8.3k
4.47M
Botswana
$8.3k
2.02M
Dominican Republic
$8.1k
10.4M
Gabon
$8k
1.67M
Dominica
$7.7k
72k
Saint Vincent
$7.4k
109k
Thailand
$7.3k
65.9M
Serbia
$7.2k
7.02M
Libya
$7.2k
5.66M
Turkmenistan
$7k
5.13M
Peru
$6.9k
30.4M
Colombia
$6.7k
49.1M
Ecuador
$6.3k
15.7M
Belarus
$6.3k
9.49M
Fiji
$6.3k
881k
Suriname
$6.2k
539k
North Macedonia
$6.1k
2.08M
Bosnia and Herzegovina
$6.1k
3.51M
Namibia
$5.9k
2.3M
Iraq
$5.8k
33.4M
Paraguay
$5.8k
6.8M
Iran
$5.6k
77.4M
Jamaica
$5.4k
2.89M
Albania
$5.3k
3.02M
Guyana
$5k
800k
Belize
$4.9k
375k
Azerbaijan
$4.7k
10M

Uganda vs

CountryGDP
per capita
Population
Kyrgyzstan
$1.3k
6.2M
Mauritania
$1.2k
3.54M
South Sudan
$1.1k
12.6M
Tanzania
$1.1k
57.3M
Nepal
$1k
29.4M
Sudan
$977
40.5M
Yemen
$944
26.2M
Benin
$902
10M
Mali
$900
18.5M
Guinea
$879
11.6M
Haiti
$868
10.3M
Tajikistan
$827
8.92M
Eritrea
$811
3.5M
Guinea-Bissau
$778
1.52M
Rwanda
$773
12.2M
Ethiopia
$772
105M
Chad
$728
11M
Gambia
$716
1.86M
Burkina Faso
$715
19.2M
Togo
$679
6.34M
Liberia
$677
4.73M
DR Congo
$562
86.8M
Sierra Leone
$534
7.56M
Madagascar
$528
22.9M
Afghanistan
$521
34.9M
Mozambique
$499
25.8M
Central African Republic
$476
4.99M
Niger
$414
17.1M
Malawi
$389
18.6M
Somalia
$315
11M