Exporter Rank

64 / 119

Importer Rank

73 / 119

Trade Balance Rank

24 / 119

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2018) $17,099,588,399
Total Imports (2018) $11,880,470,763
Trade Balance (2018) $5,219,117,636
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 35.26%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 38.39%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
India $3,670,383,680
China $2,032,273,328
South Africa $1,742,478,265
Switzerland $1,631,724,043
Netherlands $1,228,615,726
Malaysia $1,109,464,430
United States $613,839,135
United Arab Emirates $590,729,857
Spain $584,463,975
United Kingdom $491,543,992

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $2,272,599,778
United States $953,709,977
Belgium $691,150,300
India $673,817,512
United Kingdom $604,136,342
South Africa $406,244,043
Vietnam $342,560,900
Canada $332,963,912
Turkey $332,245,646
Germany $305,788,145

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $6,094,803,725
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $5,233,433,957
(18) Cocoa $3,249,916,972
(08) Fruit & Nuts $595,251,711
(26) Ores $346,482,644
(39) Plastics $204,499,734
(44) Wood $181,386,888
(15) Fats & Oils $178,168,431
(16) Prepared Meats $155,773,326
(76) Aluminum $111,245,324

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $1,854,072,351
(84) Industrial Machinery $1,538,470,906
(85) Electrical Machinery $735,085,502
(10) Cereals $653,819,353
(39) Plastics $584,649,498
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $492,013,971
(72) Iron & Steel $433,394,585
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $384,945,252
(15) Fats & Oils $286,395,117
(30) Pharmaceuticals $282,741,876

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2018) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/30/2019
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