South Africa Trade

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR South Africa

2018

Overall Exports and Imports

Exports
Exports (in US$ Mil) 93,597
No. Of products 4,451
No. Of partners 222
Imports
Imports (in US$ Mil) 92,616
No. Of products 4,454
No. Of partners 233

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.07
Index of export market penetration12.13
World Growth3.50
Country Growth3.65

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)16,502,462,719.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)15,968,936,313.00
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)29.56
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)29.91

South Africa top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China8,551 9.14
Germany6,709 7.17
United States6,358 6.79
Unspecified5,917 6.32
United Kingdom4,816 5.15
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China17,087 18.45
Germany9,122 9.85
United States5,535 5.98
Saudi Arabia5,410 5.84
India3,843 4.15

South Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials26,851 28.69 15,106 16.31 1.03
Intermediate goods33,447 35.74 17,184 18.55 1.91
Consumer goods19,853 21.21 28,339 30.60 9.94
Capital goods12,893 13.78 24,471 26.42 2.15

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Exports
Bituminous coal, not ...6,022,550.35
Gold in oth semi-man ...5,407,908.64
Manganese ores and c ...3,507,438.38
Diesel powered truck ...3,104,369.54
Ferro-chromium conta ...3,060,807.81
Imports
Petroleum oils and o ...10,940,356.07
Petroleum oils, etc, ...4,524,935.88
Transmission apparat ...2,971,426.81
Other medicaments of ...1,528,716.58
Automobiles with rec ...1,060,474.81

Tariff and Trade Barriers for South Africa

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 9
Simple Average (%) 6.76
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 57,108,516.71
Maximum Rate (%) 264.50
Weighted Average (%) 4.32
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 66.78

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

OTRI »
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.06
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.05

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

SPRD »
Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All34.50

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2013

No Of NTM Measures (2013)3
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2013)30

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) 2013

TTDB »
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average (2013)0.62
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average (2013)0.58

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2018 WDI »
Population57,779,622
GDP (current US$ Mil)368,289
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)5,750.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)1,266.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)0.34

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank84
Trading Across Borders Rank145

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.78
LPI Rank20