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SIERRA LEONE

GDP growth rate: 5.5%.
GDP per capita income: $700.
Avg. annual inflation rate: -3.2%.

Trade (2002 est.): Exports--$72.5 million: rutile, diamonds, bauxite, coffee, cocoa, fishes. Major markets--U.S., Belgium, Spain, U.K. and other west European nations. Imports--$190 million: foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuel and lubricants, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, building materials,

Budget: Income .............. $96 million
Expenditure ... $351 million

Main Crops:
Rice, coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil, peanuts; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish.

Natural Resources:
Diamonds, titanium ore, bauxite, iron ore, gold, chromite .

Major Industries:
Mining (diamonds); small-scale manufacturing (beverages, textiles, cigarettes, footwear); petroleum refining Durables.

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