Exporter Rank

76 / 121

Importer Rank

92 / 121

Trade Balance Rank

33 / 121

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2017) $5,898,102,750
Total Imports (2017) $5,284,230,565
Trade Balance (2017) $613,872,185
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 55.11%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 42.02%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Belgium $1,346,622,619
India $1,163,159,079
United Arab Emirates $976,887,995
South Africa $535,127,779
Singapore $482,843,858
Israel $451,953,242
Hong Kong $263,708,622
Namibia $146,729,320
Switzerland $142,074,875
United States $128,709,277

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $3,397,952,927
Canada $467,353,897
Namibia $354,438,747
India $188,247,070
United Arab Emirates $125,494,880
Israel $94,440,299
United States $79,543,944
Belgium $72,404,470
China $72,218,995
Mozambique $54,820,358

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $5,390,231,034
(85) Electrical Machinery $112,517,767
(02) Meat $85,666,101
(84) Industrial Machinery $57,375,956
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $42,501,974
(88) Aircraft $28,720,346
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $26,239,822
(39) Plastics $21,834,145
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $19,844,437
(63) Textile Articles $10,811,331

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,390,816,938
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $778,287,222
(84) Industrial Machinery $401,733,164
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $334,552,339
(85) Electrical Machinery $287,807,397
(30) Pharmaceuticals $167,908,509
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $105,024,292
(22) Beverages $98,958,059
(39) Plastics $98,277,929
(10) Cereals $89,220,704

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2017) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 12/1/2018
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