Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Summary

2008 Data

Sub-Saharan Africa exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sub-Saharan Africa

Overall Exports and Imports

Exportsmore »
Exports (in US$ Mil): 246,377
No. Of products: 4,751
No. Of partners: 231
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 248,672
No. Of products: 4,925
No. Of partners: 234

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Petroleum oils and o ...101,452,673.07
Petroleum oils, etc, ...5,547,734.12
Diamonds non-industr ...5,140,610.57
Bituminous coal, not ...4,512,397.85
Cocoa beans, whole o ...3,788,438.02
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils and o ...21,205,766.12
Petroleum oils, etc, ...19,340,672.70
Automobiles with rec ...3,990,777.43
Other medicaments of ...3,254,632.88
Transmission apparat ...3,248,384.22

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States52,101 21.15
China18,880 7.66
India12,289 4.99
United Kingdom12,105 4.91
Netherlands12,043 4.89
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China25,629 10.31
South Africa18,635 7.49
Germany15,039 6.05
United States13,702 5.51
France12,038 4.84

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials145,266 58.96 36,022 14.49 2.48
Intermediate goods53,168 21.58 52,004 20.91 6.89
Consumer goods28,911 11.73 74,294 29.88 11.32
Capital goods17,620 7.15 75,189 30.24 4.50

Trade Indicators

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Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 593
Maximum Rate (%): 1,464.86
Simple Average (%): 11.98
Weighted Average (%): 6.89
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 103,603,113.50
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 26.51

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$): 1,064,752
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 1,145.89
Trade Balance (% of GDP): 2.23
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): 26,979.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 14.40
Trade (% of GDP): 74.35