Sao Tome and Principe Trade

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Sao Tome and Principe


Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 10
No. Of products 218
No. Of partners 16
Imports (in US$ Mil) 148
No. Of products 2,567
No. Of partners 70

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.15
Index of export market penetration1.27
World Growth-1.13
Country Growth21.09

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)63,237,333.05
Service exports (BoP, current US$)59,445,327.48
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)...
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)...

Sao Tome and Principe top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Unspecified9 90.66
Portugal0 1.76
Netherlands0 1.69
Slovenia0 1.64
Belgium0 1.35
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Portugal72 48.94
Angola29 19.67
China9 6.08
Nigeria7 4.59
Belgium5 3.56

Sao Tome and Principe Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials7 73.38 7 4.59 14.92
Intermediate goods1 7.36 21 13.90 5.63
Consumer goods1 12.54 99 66.91 10.15
Capital goods1 6.72 21 13.96 11.22

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cocoa beans, whole o ...6,969.74
Crude palm oil532.31
Warships, lifeboats, ...423.47
Chocolate, etc, cont ...364.37
Dried pepper (excl. ...268.88
Petroleum oils, etc, ...33,849.37
Semi-milled or wholl ...5,936.55
New stamps; stamp-im ...3,978.51
Wheat or meslin flou ...3,617.31
Frozen cuts and offa ...2,620.26

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Sao Tome and Principe

Tariffs 2019

No. Of Tariff Agreement 1
Simple Average (%) 10
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 3,402.78
Maximum Rate (%) 20
Weighted Average (%) 9.97
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 1.67

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI)

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff...
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff...

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)427
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,950.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)...
Trade Balance (% of GDP)...

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank170
Trading Across Borders Rank124

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.33
LPI Rank133