South Africa is the 36th largest export economy in the world and the 46th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, South Africa exported $93.7B and imported $80.8B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $12.9B. In 2015 the GDP of South Africa was $314B and its GDP per capita was $13.2k.
The top exports of South Africa are Gold ($10B), Diamonds ($9.8B), Platinum ($9.7B), Coal Briquettes ($6.34B) and Cars ($5.98B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($8.67B), Refined Petroleum ($4.42B), Cars ($4.24B), Computers ($2.02B) and Gold ($1.9B).
The top export destinations of South Africa are China ($12.3B), the United States ($7.44B), India ($7.11B), the United Kingdom ($5.94B) and Germany ($5.61B). The top import origins are China ($15.5B), Germany ($7.03B), the United States ($5.47B), Nigeria ($4.58B) and India ($4.18B).