Exporter Rank

81 / 121

Importer Rank

86 / 121

Trade Balance Rank

62 / 121

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2017) $5,229,360,925
Total Imports (2017) $6,778,202,853
Trade Balance (2017) ($1,548,841,928)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 36.68%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 47.5%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
South Africa $1,139,452,394
Botswana $639,019,831
Switzerland $496,975,669
China $252,634,732
Belgium $244,710,266
Spain $236,967,485
United Arab Emirates $208,375,462
Italy $203,436,504
Zambia $191,388,511
France $178,575,275

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $3,736,163,563
Bulgaria $440,999,639
Botswana $413,170,437
China $349,075,134
Zambia $321,461,266
India $146,941,982
United States $132,715,926
Peru $117,623,809
United Arab Emirates $102,037,290
Germany $92,718,058

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,966,515,990
(03) Seafood $680,510,840
(26) Ores $628,088,132
(74) Copper $411,853,292
(79) Zinc $221,321,603
(89) Ships & Boats $202,035,078
(01) Live Animals $192,767,059
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $97,275,391
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $79,671,888
(84) Industrial Machinery $78,191,623

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $686,720,559
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $620,083,705
(84) Industrial Machinery $584,106,178
(26) Ores $578,074,201
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $422,664,108
(85) Electrical Machinery $373,219,837
(74) Copper $304,575,907
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $222,967,641
(39) Plastics $156,967,604
(22) Beverages $156,543,962

Sources:

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