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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 2017

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 212,075 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 227,745 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,571 products are exported to 232 countries and 4,636 products are imported from 235 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

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$ 47,171,520.09 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 11,637,698.04 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 7,392,612.23 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 5,547,017.55 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exported Natural gas, liquefied , worth US$ 5,434,978.06 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$ 26,268,066.69 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 7,813,062.96 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 4,141,763.40 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 3,521,700.07 million.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 2,622,378.19 million.

Sub-Saharan Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to India worth US$ 19,685 million, with a partner share of 9.28 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to China worth US$ 18,520 million, with a partner share of 8.73 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to United States worth US$ 14,919 million, with a partner share of 7.03 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Netherlands worth US$ 9,617 million, with a partner share of 4.53 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa exports to Spain worth US$ 8,458 million, with a partner share of 3.99 percent.

The top five countries to which Sub-Saharan Africa imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from China worth US$ 37,387 million, with a partner share of 16.42 percent.
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from South Africa worth US$ 14,891 million, with a partner share of 6.54 percent.
  3. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 13,443 million, with a partner share of 5.90 percent.
  4. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from India worth US$ 13,148 million, with a partner share of 5.77 percent.
  5. Sub-Saharan Africa imports from United States worth US$ 11,742 million, with a partner share of 5.16 percent.

Sub-Saharan Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Indicators 2017


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 366.24.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 7.76.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 5.67.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 70,786,640.76 and duty free tariff line items share is 51.80.

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) 2017

Key Development Indicators of Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017 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), 2017

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2017 is 3.62.
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