Exporter Rank

48 / 127

Importer Rank

50 / 127

Trade Balance Rank

26 / 127

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2019) $53,617,812,190
Total Imports (2019) $47,369,076,912
Trade Balance (2019) $6,248,735,278
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 15.5%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 17.51%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
India $8,263,326,714
Spain $5,318,787,951
Netherlands $4,868,323,887
Ghana $4,002,937,642
France $3,550,036,600
South Africa $3,150,259,900
United States $2,822,001,613
Italy $2,128,111,262
China $1,665,029,549
Indonesia $1,478,760,517

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $12,060,017,952
India $5,702,665,011
United States $4,678,026,150
Netherlands $3,492,702,118
Belgium $2,375,789,319
Eswatini $1,555,988,658
Germany $1,456,668,191
United Kingdom $1,344,666,347
United Arab Emirates $1,198,904,288
South Korea $1,014,286,241

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $46,668,564,820
(89) Ships & Boats $3,180,792,370
(83) Base Metal Articles $2,096,813,149
(18) Cocoa $311,338,508
(12) Oil Seeds $300,059,363
(31) Fertilizers $151,903,957
(08) Fruit & Nuts $113,026,999
(24) Tobacco $103,728,137
(41) Hides & Leather $75,253,087
(88) Aircraft $69,978,849

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(84) Industrial Machinery $8,965,842,572
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $7,371,317,211
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $5,625,687,386
(85) Electrical Machinery $3,717,637,037
(90) Precision Instruments $3,355,794,075
(39) Plastics $1,530,300,347
(70) Glass & Glassware $1,507,075,997
(30) Pharmaceuticals $1,452,811,110
(10) Cereals $1,301,992,875
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $1,005,090,246

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2019) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 11/17/2020
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