South Africa Trade Summary

2020 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): 85,227
No. Of products: 4,439
No. Of partners: 215
Importsmore »
Imports (in US$ Mil): 68,943
No. Of products: 4,454
No. Of partners: 228

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports (US$ Thousands)  
Gold in oth semi-man ...6,717,385.74
Agglomerated iron or ...3,948,820.50
Bituminous coal, not ...3,837,009.56
Palladium unwrought ...2,968,716.77
Rhodium unwrought or ...2,839,661.89
Imports (US$ Thousands)
Petroleum oils and o ...5,088,398.64
Petroleum oils, etc, ...3,566,357.09
Transmission apparat ...2,165,415.23
Other medicaments of ...1,480,887.17
New stamps; stamp-im ...1,028,121.93

Top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China9,794 11.49
United States7,131 8.37
Unspecified6,894 8.09
Germany6,399 7.51
United Kingdom4,241 4.98
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China14,309 20.76
Germany6,294 9.13
United States4,436 6.43
India3,582 5.20
Saudi Arabia2,686 3.90

Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials24,998 29.33 8,127 11.79 1.21
Intermediate goods33,314 39.09 13,778 19.98 1.96
Consumer goods15,744 18.47 22,394 32.48 9.43
Capital goods10,812 12.69 19,514 28.31 1.97

Trade Indicators

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HH Market concentration index: 0.06
Index of export market penetration: 12.52
World Growth: -3.91
Country Growth: -4.02

Tariffs

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No Of Tariff Agreement: 9
Maximum Rate (%): 82
Simple Average (%): 7.11
Weighted Average (%): 4.40
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand): 41,922,359.75
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%): 65.13

Development Indicators

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GDP (current US$): 301,924
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$): 5,410.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP): 4.94
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil): 14,904.00
Trade in services (% of GDP): 5.76
Trade (% of GDP): 56.00