Sub-Saharan Africa Trade

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sub-Saharan Africa


Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 310,083
No. Of products 4,536
No. Of partners 227
Imports (in US$ Mil) 305,528
No. Of products 4,624
No. Of partners 236

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Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)110,540,898,260.12
Service exports (BoP, current US$)56,355,050,480.45
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)23.82
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)22.93

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China53,688 17.31
India19,877 6.41
United States17,962 5.79
South Africa12,483 4.03
Unspecified12,479 4.02
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China57,421 18.79
South Africa23,948 7.84
India22,914 7.50
United States15,545 5.09
Germany11,698 3.83

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 materials133,504 43.05 29,084 9.52 3.51
Intermediate goods110,843 35.75 73,657 24.11 6.46
Consumer goods45,570 14.70 122,250 40.01 12.33
Capital goods19,782 6.38 72,656 23.78 4.97

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Petroleum oils and o ...66,051,175.12
Copper cathodes and ...14,821,054.69
Gold in oth semi-man ...12,997,006.28
Rhodium unwrought or ...8,778,861.80
Copper unrefined, co ...8,708,882.17
Petroleum oils, etc, ...44,467,620.47
Other medicaments of ...6,296,041.35
Petroleum oils and o ...5,992,337.35
Transmission apparat ...4,321,468.55
Durum wheat4,136,324.17

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sub-Saharan Africa

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 603
Simple Average (%) 10.83
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 110,193,838.27
Maximum Rate (%) 762.69
Weighted Average (%) 7.88
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 37.10

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

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World Development Indicators (WDI)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)1,926,458
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,569.16
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-17,166.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-0.89

Doing Business

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Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.68

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

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