Exporter Rank

81 / 127

Importer Rank

88 / 127

Trade Balance Rank

44 / 127

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2019) $7,029,095,024
Total Imports (2019) $7,221,084,744
Trade Balance (2019) ($191,989,720)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2019) [2] 34.64%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2019) [2] 34.15%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Switzerland $2,905,423,346
China $1,502,702,229
Democratic Republic of the Congo $901,419,506
Singapore $579,415,682
South Africa $296,870,217
Malawi $103,261,280
Zimbabwe $99,647,905
Hong Kong $75,812,505
Tanzania $67,579,385
Luxembourg $66,674,275

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $2,222,664,604
China $1,020,901,408
United Arab Emirates $740,227,930
India $351,871,976
Democratic Republic of the Congo $232,209,537
Japan $218,538,415
Tanzania $204,517,386
Mauritius $200,247,055
United States $186,460,168
Kuwait $151,001,106

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(74) Copper $5,050,432,491
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $232,542,156
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $221,994,503
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $170,910,355
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $141,842,874
(84) Industrial Machinery $139,252,738
(72) Iron & Steel $81,105,038
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $76,230,023
(22) Beverages $70,502,442
(24) Tobacco $69,762,751

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,257,216,723
(84) Industrial Machinery $1,135,030,913
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $583,124,165
(85) Electrical Machinery $440,286,690
(31) Fertilizers $336,243,349
(39) Plastics $303,933,054
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $294,346,537
(38) Chemical Products $226,340,227
(30) Pharmaceuticals $208,424,105
(72) Iron & Steel $196,364,898

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2019) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 10/4/2021
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