Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Summary

2017 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): 270,088
No. Of products: 4,578
No. Of partners: 233
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 271,856
No. Of products: 4,640
No. Of partners: 236

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Petroleum oils and o ...78,857,467.08
Gold in oth semi-man ...14,314,482.12
Diamonds non-industr ...7,393,373.76
Natural gas, liquefi ...6,588,773.61
Cocoa beans, whole o ...6,265,654.89
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils, etc, ...31,706,800.62
Petroleum oils and o ...8,635,732.92
Other medicaments of ...4,989,981.59
Transmission apparat ...3,654,004.51
Automobiles with rec ...3,070,823.04

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China38,257 14.16
India23,376 8.66
United States17,568 6.50
South Africa13,315 4.93
Netherlands11,282 4.18
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China42,884 15.77
South Africa21,066 7.75
India15,244 5.61
Germany14,366 5.28
United States13,687 5.03

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials135,954 50.34 30,005 11.04 2.31
Intermediate goods69,527 25.74 59,547 21.90 4.16
Consumer goods43,839 16.23 102,923 37.86 9.98
Capital goods19,620 7.26 69,760 25.66 2.94

Trade Indicators

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Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 572
Maximum Rate (%): 366.24
Simple Average (%): 7.74
Weighted Average (%): 5.70
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 71,339,518.73
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 51.41

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$): 1,691,260
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 1,510.41
Trade Balance (% of GDP): -1.62
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): -38,807.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 10.13
Trade (% of GDP): 50.88