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): 281,847
No. Of products: 4,564
No. Of partners: 229
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 273,346
No. Of products: 4,625
No. Of partners: 237

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Petroleum oils and o ...91,436,915.00
Gold in oth semi-man ...14,891,644.01
Diamonds non-industr ...7,797,213.07
Natural gas, liquefi ...7,586,256.60
Bituminous coal, not ...6,156,417.22
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils, etc, ...36,638,973.45
Petroleum oils and o ...13,601,606.28
Floating or submersi ...5,679,178.91
Other medicaments of ...4,538,360.60
Transmission apparat ...4,107,498.30

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China37,570 13.33
India26,316 9.34
Netherlands14,785 5.25
United States14,638 5.19
South Africa12,771 4.53
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China45,010 16.47
South Africa18,950 6.93
India15,669 5.73
United States13,216 4.84
Germany12,950 4.74

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials147,933 52.49 32,592 11.92 2.62
Intermediate goods69,205 24.55 57,573 21.06 5.18
Consumer goods46,075 16.35 103,532 37.88 10.98
Capital goods17,621 6.25 70,851 25.92 4.56

Trade Indicators

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Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 788
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$): 1,709,948
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 1,517.05
Trade Balance (% of GDP): -2.90
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): -48,520.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 11.34
Trade (% of GDP): 53.64