Exporter Rank

87 / 121

Importer Rank

82 / 121

Trade Balance Rank

80 / 121

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2017) $4,178,109,062
Total Imports (2017) $7,765,411,242
Trade Balance (2017) ($3,587,302,180)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 19.59%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2016) [2] 22.74%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
India $982,927,454
South Africa $699,790,512
Vietnam $314,808,485
Kenya $291,540,870
Switzerland $262,393,295
Belgium $193,526,518
Democratic Republic of the Congo $153,627,461
China $142,213,954
United Arab Emirates $87,878,973
Comoros $87,821,895

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $1,504,301,257
India $1,167,465,267
United Arab Emirates $596,045,597
Saudi Arabia $469,105,224
South Africa $415,152,253
Japan $412,381,076
Germany $231,745,378
Switzerland $205,372,402
United States $202,892,780
Kenya $201,322,358

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $1,627,271,608
(08) Fruit & Nuts $554,778,926
(24) Tobacco $216,984,878
(09) Coffee & Spices $204,531,058
(03) Seafood $192,766,423
(07) Vegetables $171,273,984
(63) Textile Articles $96,929,328
(12) Oil Seeds $89,470,755
(26) Ores $62,720,692
(11) Milling Products $55,616,290

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,529,297,783
(84) Industrial Machinery $959,050,587
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $598,497,887
(85) Electrical Machinery $565,061,233
(30) Pharmaceuticals $425,232,633
(39) Plastics $397,925,751
(15) Fats & Oils $278,496,797
(72) Iron & Steel $271,488,859
(10) Cereals $204,268,748
(38) Chemical Products $196,284,805

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2017) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 12/1/2018
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