Exporter Rank

75 / 119

Importer Rank

84 / 119

Trade Balance Rank

47 / 119

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2018) $7,488,296,000
Total Imports (2018) $8,288,940,141
Trade Balance (2018) ($800,644,141)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 38.73%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 44.92%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
China $1,247,965,610
South Africa $1,131,971,808
Belgium $707,403,564
Botswana $703,045,631
United Kingdom $469,520,375
Marshall Islands $356,943,778
Spain $292,017,209
France $272,600,734
Zambia $264,563,841
Italy $230,841,579

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $3,683,650,078
Zambia $1,169,305,590
China $468,828,708
Bahamas $429,947,971
Botswana $338,027,944
Bulgaria $205,438,435
United Kingdom $198,683,253
United States $165,580,819
India $142,409,477
United Arab Emirates $122,517,195

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,958,589,473
(74) Copper $1,557,650,052
(89) Ships & Boats $884,678,464
(26) Ores $825,420,378
(03) Seafood $731,085,641
(01) Live Animals $210,121,267
(79) Zinc $201,070,856
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $113,585,301
(22) Beverages $91,753,734
(84) Industrial Machinery $91,410,357

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(74) Copper $1,145,968,242
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $859,587,020
(89) Ships & Boats $816,137,003
(84) Industrial Machinery $602,983,102
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $588,293,582
(85) Electrical Machinery $381,531,404
(26) Ores $365,683,291
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $331,019,769
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $226,999,018
(39) Plastics $197,364,145

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2018) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/3/2020
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