Exporter Rank

83 / 146

Importer Rank

99 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

32 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $7,320,705,826
Total Imports (2016) $6,102,721,575
Trade Balance (2016) $1,217,984,251
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 $1,382,996,979
India $1,107,269,494
South Africa $993,385,012
Namibia $847,717,087
United Arab Emirates $708,782,454
Israel $443,880,669
Singapore $412,811,482
Canada $365,633,908
Switzerland $187,295,777
Hong Kong $185,925,114

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $3,940,143,050
Namibia $641,448,221
Canada $343,459,220
India $158,957,610
Belgium $156,207,886
Mozambique $117,909,040
China $89,993,621
Germany $88,094,727
United Kingdom $81,249,452
Israel $55,728,507

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $6,492,990,627
(75) Nickel $235,238,845
(85) Electrical Machinery $137,509,356
(02) Meat $104,493,480
(84) Industrial Machinery $50,767,736
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $40,127,688
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $39,779,726
(39) Plastics $27,525,562
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $27,319,143
(30) Pharmaceuticals $15,886,202

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,731,234,213
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $789,704,554
(84) Industrial Machinery $498,264,653
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $393,548,642
(85) Electrical Machinery $339,971,935
(30) Pharmaceuticals $184,191,837
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $147,433,184
(10) Cereals $110,344,576
(39) Plastics $109,981,095
(26) Ores $82,152,558

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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