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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Summary

2017

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

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 2017

Overall Exports and Imports for Sub-Saharan Africa 2017

Exports and imports of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 212,075 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 227,745 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,571 products were exported to 232 countries and 4,636 products were imported from 235 countries.

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

Top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa exported in 2017 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to India worth US$ 19,685 million, with a partner share of 9.28 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to China worth US$ 18,520 million, with a partner share of 8.73 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to United States worth US$ 14,919 million, with a partner share of 7.03 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Netherlands worth US$ 9,617 million, with a partner share of 4.53 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Spain worth US$ 8,458 million, with a partner share of 3.99 percent.

Top five countries from which Sub-Saharan Africa imported goods in 2017 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from China worth US$ 37,387 million, with a partner share of 16.42 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from South Africa worth US$ 14,891 million, with a partner share of 6.54 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 13,443 million, with a partner share of 5.90 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from India worth US$ 13,148 million, with a partner share of 5.77 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from United States worth US$ 11,742 million, with a partner share of 5.16 percent.

Sub-Saharan Africa Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Sub-Saharan Africa along with trade value are:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa exported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 47,171,520.09 million.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 11,637,698.04 million.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 7,392,612.23 million.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 5,547,017.55 million.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa exported Natural gas, liquefied , worth US$ 5,434,978.06 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Sub-Saharan Africa along with trade value are

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 26,268,066.69 million.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 7,813,062.96 million.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 4,141,763.40 million.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 3,521,700.07 million.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 2,622,378.19 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 366.24 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 7.76 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 5.67 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 70,786,640.76 and duty free tariff line items share was 51.80 percent.

Development Indicators 2017

Key Development Indicators of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 are below

  • Sub-Saharan Africa GDP in current US dollar was 1,669,768 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 1,486.64 .
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Trade balance: as % of GDP was -1.82.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -46,938.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 51.21 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 9.91 .

Trade Indicators 2017

Trade Indicators for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was not available.
  • Index of export market penetration was not available.
  • World Growth in percentage was not available and Sub-Saharan Africa Country Growth was not available .