Exporter Rank

42 / 121

Importer Rank

51 / 121

Trade Balance Rank

18 / 121

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2017) $44,466,366,757
Total Imports (2017) $31,270,090,265
Trade Balance (2017) $13,196,276,492
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 9.22%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 11.5%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
India $7,938,340,178
United States $5,672,187,398
Spain $4,401,172,457
Netherlands $3,765,995,389
France $3,410,700,032
South Africa $1,982,462,604
Canada $1,538,857,871
Indonesia $1,480,282,751
United Kingdom $1,199,897,876
Togo $1,041,741,984

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $5,847,733,761
Belgium $4,022,510,246
Netherlands $2,876,414,286
United States $2,494,134,436
India $1,528,779,250
Germany $1,256,012,868
United Kingdom $1,207,027,479
France $1,131,580,962
Italy $947,886,675
Brazil $801,011,412

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $42,701,824,925
(89) Ships & Boats $268,547,271
(18) Cocoa $256,107,554
(12) Oil Seeds $197,339,596
(31) Fertilizers $165,723,600
(24) Tobacco $111,520,965
(39) Plastics $85,160,146
(08) Fruit & Nuts $80,654,621
(41) Hides & Leather $73,906,080
(40) Rubber $59,909,093

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $8,740,669,830
(84) Industrial Machinery $4,255,838,172
(85) Electrical Machinery $1,891,318,095
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $1,618,638,822
(10) Cereals $1,556,638,645
(39) Plastics $1,453,730,463
(03) Seafood $751,322,229
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $746,934,951
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $726,595,749
(38) Chemical Products $702,453,497

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2017) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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