Exporter Rank

69 / 121

Importer Rank

77 / 121

Trade Balance Rank

46 / 121

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2017) $8,157,558,690
Total Imports (2017) $8,773,916,647
Trade Balance (2017) ($616,357,957)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 35.24%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 36.39%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
Switzerland $3,633,008,960
China $1,329,641,387
Democratic Republic of the Congo $544,119,187
Singapore $495,191,446
South Africa $453,905,624
United Arab Emirates $293,709,697
United Kingdom $184,561,269
India $175,963,454
Hong Kong $145,530,734
Zimbabwe $133,989,106

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
South Africa $2,457,053,811
Democratic Republic of the Congo $1,804,497,891
China $1,120,726,278
United Arab Emirates $468,023,711
Kuwait $466,700,425
India $246,229,043
Mauritius $217,483,270
Mozambique $180,482,002
Tanzania $165,213,057
United Kingdom $141,783,740

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(74) Copper $6,158,661,280
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $246,824,312
(25) Natural Minerals & Stone $157,256,706
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $137,054,429
(81) Other Base Metals $124,745,348
(49) Printed Material $120,880,268
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $101,858,030
(10) Cereals $99,716,227
(24) Tobacco $88,485,478
(84) Industrial Machinery $79,940,430

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,340,645,884
(84) Industrial Machinery $1,130,023,110
(26) Ores $1,027,237,107
(28) Inorganic Chemicals $853,013,413
(31) Fertilizers $540,859,131
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $480,927,060
(85) Electrical Machinery $444,342,545
(73) Iron & Steel Articles $272,051,558
(39) Plastics $232,625,069
(88) Aircraft $196,265,255

Sources:

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