Exporter Rank

90 / 146

Importer Rank

96 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

79 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $4,815,846,406
Total Imports (2016) $6,721,043,529
Trade Balance (2016) ($1,905,197,123)
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$
Switzerland $904,511,831
South Africa $772,390,341
Botswana $676,767,802
Zambia $303,104,726
Spain $207,914,101
Italy $188,394,352
China $163,670,944
Belgium $151,779,498
Norway $150,359,038
United States $125,924,506

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $3,843,073,521
Botswana $456,189,647
Zambia $277,562,747
China $197,185,069
Norway $169,138,327
Bahamas $161,322,850
India $155,446,751
United States $125,918,820
Italy $114,842,003
Germany $90,939,735

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,597,208,575
(26) Ores $842,461,593
(03) Seafood $599,337,586
(74) Copper $385,971,702
(89) Ships & Boats $224,388,300
(79) Zinc $167,017,181
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $159,662,684
(22) Beverages $78,627,426
(01) Live Animals $70,005,392
(02) Meat $68,387,306

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $842,741,976
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $630,091,486
(84) Industrial Machinery $565,994,019
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $539,362,162
(89) Ships & Boats $369,273,389
(85) Electrical Machinery $334,134,435
(74) Copper $292,600,100
(26) Ores $218,448,802
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $194,309,279
(30) Pharmaceuticals $162,680,270

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/29/2018
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