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South Africa Trade Summary

2016

South Africa exports, imports, tariff by year.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR SOUTH AFRICA 2016

Overall Exports and Imports for South Africa 2016

Exports and imports of South Africa in 2016 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 75,913 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 75,149 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,507 products were exported to 218 countries and 4,496 products were imported from 228 countries.

South Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2016

Top five countries to which South Africa exported in 2016 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. South Africa exports to China worth US$ 6,916 million, with a partner share of 9.11 percent.
  2. South Africa exports to United States worth US$ 5,486 million, with a partner share of 7.23 percent.
  3. South Africa exports to Germany worth US$ 5,339 million, with a partner share of 7.03 percent.
  4. South Africa exports to Unspecified worth US$ 4,880 million, with a partner share of 6.43 percent.
  5. South Africa exports to Botswana worth US$ 3,733 million, with a partner share of 4.92 percent.

Top five countries from which South Africa imported goods in 2016 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. South Africa imports from China worth US$ 13,606 million, with a partner share of 18.11 percent.
  2. South Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 8,874 million, with a partner share of 11.81 percent.
  3. South Africa imports from United States worth US$ 5,017 million, with a partner share of 6.68 percent.
  4. South Africa imports from India worth US$ 3,120 million, with a partner share of 4.15 percent.
  5. South Africa imports from Saudi Arabia worth US$ 2,850 million, with a partner share of 3.79 percent.

South Africa Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2016

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

  1. South Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 4,593,098.82 million.
  2. South Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 4,033,736.25 million.
  3. South Africa exported Ferro-chromium containing by weight more than 4 , worth US$ 3,067,744.36 million.
  4. South Africa exported Diesel powered trucks with a GVW not exceeding , worth US$ 2,412,765.66 million.
  5. South Africa exported Agglomerated iron ores and concentrates , worth US$ 2,363,014.84 million.

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

  1. South Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 6,568,585.53 million.
  2. South Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 2,580,966.48 million.
  3. South Africa imported Telegraphic apparatus, nes , worth US$ 1,587,895.85 million.
  4. South Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 1,150,500.67 million.
  5. South Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 1,128,105.70 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2016

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2016 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2016

Tariffs imposed by South Africa in 2016 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 315.02 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 6.48 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 4.51 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 47,451,135.93 and duty free tariff line items share was 67.52 percent.

Development Indicators 2016

Key Development Indicators of South Africa in 2016 are below

  • South Africa GDP in current US dollar was 296,357 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 5,470.00 .
  • South Africa Trade balance: as % of GDP was 0.52.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was 1,552.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 60.64 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 9.89 .

Trade Indicators 2016

Trade Indicators for South Africa in 2016 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.07.
  • Index of export market penetration was 14.79.
  • World Growth in percentage was -1.38 and South Africa Country Growth was -6.03 .