Sierra Leone

On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Sierra Leone. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Presidential Republic
Population: 8.421 million (2021)
GDP: 4.042 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 25%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 15%
Major Exports: Titanium Ore ($212M), Iron Ore ($163M), Rough Wood ($129M), Diamonds ($107M), and Aluminium Ore ($57.7M), exporting mostly to China ($341M), Belgium ($161M), Germany ($70.2M), United Arab Emirates ($69.7M), and Romania ($57.7M).
Major Imports: Rice ($130M), Refined Petroleum ($70.7M), Cars ($64.3M), Packaged Medicaments ($43.9M), and Poultry Meat ($37.2M), importing mostly from China ($489M), India ($191M), Turkey ($133M), United States ($109M), and United Arab Emirates ($89.3M).