South Africa Trade Summary

2008 Data

South Africa exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR South Africa

Overall Exports and Imports

Exportsmore »
Exports (in US$ Mil): 73,966
No. Of products: 4,449
No. Of partners: 214
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 87,593
No. Of products: 4,482
No. Of partners: 225

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Bituminous coal, not ...4,502,204.16
Platinum unwrought o ...3,579,426.12
Ferro-chromium conta ...3,408,390.33
Filtering or purifyi ...2,967,915.01
Platinum in other se ...2,629,489.06
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils and o ...14,957,218.52
Petroleum oils, etc, ...3,326,863.86
Transmission apparat ...1,472,200.10
Automobiles with rec ...1,442,180.22
Other medicaments of ...1,035,341.84

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Japan8,120 10.98
United States7,987 10.80
Germany5,749 7.77
United Kingdom4,906 6.63
China4,310 5.83
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Germany9,914 11.32
China9,909 11.31
United States7,038 8.03
Saudi Arabia5,523 6.31
Japan4,883 5.57

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials19,551 26.43 19,132 21.84 0.34
Intermediate goods30,854 41.71 14,167 16.17 2.73
Consumer goods11,754 15.89 20,441 23.34 10.02
Capital goods11,634 15.73 28,021 31.99 2.41

Trade Indicators

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HH Market concentration index: 0.05
Index of export market penetration: 13.55
World Growth: 7.47
Country Growth: 11.07

Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 5
Maximum Rate (%): 590.47
Simple Average (%): 7.62
Weighted Average (%): 3.90
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 52,928,757.14
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 55.15

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$ Mil): 286,770
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 6,010.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP): -1.62
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): -4,647.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 10.81
Trade (% of GDP): 72.87