Exporter Rank

144 / 146

Importer Rank

144 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

42 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $10,473,934
Total Imports (2016) $139,352,022
Trade Balance (2016) ($128,878,088)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2014) [2] 11.9%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2014) [2] 51.16%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Germany $424,942
Netherlands $251,584
Portugal $182,449
Angola $115,991
Switzerland $32,634
Gabon $12,485
Japan $10,398
France $10,184
Cabo Verde $4,280
Timor-Leste $504

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
Portugal $82,357,225
Angola $21,250,029
China $7,476,520
Japan $3,289,022
Spain $2,942,973
Belgium $2,905,028
United States $2,491,427
Gabon $2,201,010
Bahamas $1,504,783
United Arab Emirates $1,467,255

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(18) Cocoa $8,828,598
(85) Electrical Machinery $751,694
(08) Fruit & Nuts $202,882
(09) Coffee & Spices $176,084
(72) Iron & Steel $96,426
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $92,694
(92) Musical Instruments $54,515
(84) Industrial Machinery $42,248
(94) Furniture $40,332
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $40,116

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $22,236,165
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $13,412,213
(85) Electrical Machinery $11,323,909
(22) Beverages $10,601,888
(84) Industrial Machinery $7,978,128
(10) Cereals $5,562,722
(11) Milling Products $4,839,990
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $4,768,022
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $4,288,672
(02) Meat $3,586,793

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/22/2018
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