Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Summary

2018 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): 327,263
No. Of products: 4,567
No. Of partners: 228
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 315,990
No. Of products: 4,627
No. Of partners: 236

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Petroleum oils and o ...102,991,444.26
Gold in oth semi-man ...15,133,206.37
Cobalt oxides and hy ...10,329,483.45
Natural gas, liquefi ...7,784,787.16
Diamonds non-industr ...7,509,019.44
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils, etc, ...40,245,566.51
Petroleum oils and o ...13,634,376.76
Floating or submersi ...5,507,139.65
Other medicaments of ...5,350,318.04
Transmission apparat ...4,340,567.73

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China51,532 15.75
India26,807 8.19
South Africa24,756 7.56
United States15,945 4.87
Netherlands15,059 4.60
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China53,824 17.03
South Africa22,226 7.03
India18,269 5.78
United States17,642 5.58
Germany13,735 4.35

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials165,652 50.62 35,251 11.16 2.62
Intermediate goods90,677 27.71 67,435 21.34 5.18
Consumer goods49,140 15.02 121,417 38.42 10.98
Capital goods21,010 6.42 83,170 26.32 4.56

Trade Indicators

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Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 556
Maximum Rate (%): 1,482.37
Simple Average (%): 9.66
Weighted Average (%): 6.74
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 109,264,899.20
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 42.33

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$): 1,721,888
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 1,517.72
Trade Balance (% of GDP): -1.87
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): -46,230.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 11.25
Trade (% of GDP): 52.84