Sub-Saharan Africa Trade

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sub-Saharan Africa


Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 212,075
No. Of products 4,571
No. Of partners 232
Imports (in US$ Mil) 227,745
No. Of products 4,636
No. Of partners 235

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Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)111,115,756,225.58
Service exports (BoP, current US$)67,487,823,390.44
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)26.52
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)24.69

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India19,685 9.28
China18,520 8.73
United States14,919 7.03
Netherlands9,617 4.53
Spain8,458 3.99
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China37,387 16.42
South Africa14,891 6.54
Germany13,443 5.90
India13,148 5.77
United States11,742 5.16

Sub-Saharan Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials93,458 44.07 25,606 11.24 2.28
Intermediate goods60,963 28.75 50,732 22.28 4.05
Consumer goods38,538 18.17 84,435 37.07 10.01
Capital goods17,979 8.48 59,555 26.15 2.90

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Petroleum oils and o ...47,171,520.09
Gold in oth semi-man ...11,637,698.04
Diamonds non-industr ...7,392,612.23
Bituminous coal, not ...5,547,017.55
Natural gas, liquefi ...5,434,978.06
Petroleum oils, etc, ...26,268,066.69
Petroleum oils and o ...7,813,062.96
Other medicaments of ...4,141,763.40
Transmission apparat ...3,521,700.07
Automobiles with rec ...2,622,378.19

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sub-Saharan Africa

Tariffs 2017

No. Of Tariff Agreement 572
Simple Average (%) 7.76
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 70,786,640.76
Maximum Rate (%) 366.24
Weighted Average (%) 5.67
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 51.80

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

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World Development Indicators (WDI)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)1,669,768
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,486.64
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-46,938.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-1.82

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Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2017 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.62

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

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