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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sub-Saharan Africa

Overall Exports and Imports for Sub-Saharan Africa 2016

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 121,456 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 161,657 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,553 products are exported to 224 countries and 4,617 products are imported from 231 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2016

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

  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 9,063,671.01 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 8,622,437.85 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth US$ 4,550,879.68 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 3,714,058.40 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Ferro-chromium containing by weight more than 4 , worth US$ 3,166,022.50 million.

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

  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 12,171,769.01 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 6,981,641.97 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 2,889,951.37 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 2,335,293.12 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 2,333,623.13 million.

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2016

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa exported 2016 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to China worth US$ 9,478 million, with a partner share of 7.80 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to India worth US$ 7,120 million, with a partner share of 5.86 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to United States worth US$ 7,019 million, with a partner share of 5.78 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to South Africa worth US$ 6,629 million, with a partner share of 5.46 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Germany worth US$ 6,069 million, with a partner share of 5.00 percent.

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa imported goods 2016 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from China worth US$ 28,296 million, with a partner share of 17.50 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from South Africa worth US$ 12,212 million, with a partner share of 7.55 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 10,888 million, with a partner share of 6.74 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from India worth US$ 9,253 million, with a partner share of 5.72 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from United States worth US$ 9,163 million, with a partner share of 5.67 percent.

Sub-Saharan Africa 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.


Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Indicators 2016


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2016

Tariffs imposed by Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 398.11.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 9.85.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 6.97.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 105,164,298.90 and duty free tariff line items share is 38.36.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year is not available.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year is not available.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is not available.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is not available.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Sub-Saharan Africa World Development Indicators (WDI) 2016

Key Development Indicators of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016 are below

WDI

Sub-Saharan Africa Doing Business

  • The ease of doing business rank for Sub-Saharan Africa is not available.
  • The trade across border rank is not available.
Doing Business

Sub-Saharan Africa Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2016

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2016 is 3.64.
CPIA

Sub-Saharan AfricaLogistics Performance Index (LPI)

  • The LPI score for Sub-Saharan Africa in is not available.
  • The LPI rank is not available.
LPI

Sub-Saharan Africa Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Sub-Saharan Africa is not available.
SPRD