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

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sub-Saharan Africa


Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 121,456
No. Of products 4,553
No. Of partners 224
Imports (in US$ Mil) 161,657
No. Of products 4,617
No. Of partners 231

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Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)31.49
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)27.10

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China9,478 7.80
India7,120 5.86
United States7,019 5.78
South Africa6,629 5.46
Germany6,069 5.00
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China28,296 17.50
South Africa12,212 7.55
Germany10,888 6.74
India9,253 5.72
United States9,163 5.67

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 materials40,444 33.30 18,266 11.30 2.69
Intermediate goods42,569 35.05 33,053 20.45 5.33
Consumer goods24,483 20.16 58,767 36.35 11.47
Capital goods13,166 10.84 45,281 28.01 4.13

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Gold in oth semi-man ...9,063,671.01
Diamonds non-industr ...8,622,437.85
Gold in unwrought fo ...4,550,879.68
Bituminous coal, not ...3,714,058.40
Ferro-chromium conta ...3,166,022.50
Petroleum oils, etc, ...12,171,769.01
Petroleum oils and o ...6,981,641.97
Other medicaments of ...2,889,951.37
Diamonds non-industr ...2,335,293.12
Transmission apparat ...2,333,623.13

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sub-Saharan Africa

Tariffs 2016

No. Of Tariff Agreement 644
Simple Average (%) 9.85
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 105,164,298.90
Maximum Rate (%) 398.11
Weighted Average (%) 6.97
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 38.36

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

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Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

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Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

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World Development Indicators (WDI)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)1,498,001
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,505.39
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-64,017.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-4.38

Doing Business

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Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2016 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.64

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

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