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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade

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 2019

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 241,362 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 253,395 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,535 products are exported to 228 countries and 4,627 products are imported from 236 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2019

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

  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 51,619,786.62 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 14,090,802.96 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 6,387,055.84 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 6,252,617.36 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted , worth US$ 5,789,609.41 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$ 26,203,116.96 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 11,315,334.72 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 4,871,813.28 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported New stamps; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; c , worth US$ 4,135,767.01 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 3,754,425.38 million.

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2019

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa exported 2019 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to China worth US$ 25,987 million, with a partner share of 10.77 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to India worth US$ 18,494 million, with a partner share of 7.66 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to South Africa worth US$ 14,765 million, with a partner share of 6.12 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to United States worth US$ 12,460 million, with a partner share of 5.16 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Netherlands worth US$ 11,338 million, with a partner share of 4.70 percent.

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa imported goods 2019 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from China worth US$ 45,548 million, with a partner share of 17.98 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from South Africa worth US$ 17,303 million, with a partner share of 6.83 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from India worth US$ 17,087 million, with a partner share of 6.74 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from United States worth US$ 16,407 million, with a partner share of 6.47 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 12,397 million, with a partner share of 4.89 percent.

Sub-Saharan Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2019

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2019 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Indicators 2019


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2019

Tariffs imposed by Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 3,000.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 10.44.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 6.81.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 104,207,584.66 and duty free tariff line items share is 42.03.

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) 2019

Key Development Indicators of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019 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), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 3.68.
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