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 2014, South Africa exported $106B and imported $102B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $3.39B. In 2014 the GDP of South Africa was $350B and its GDP per capita was $13k.
The top exports of South Africa are Gold ($11.9B), Diamonds ($10.3B), Platinum ($7.45B), Coal Briquettes ($5.89B) and Iron Ore ($5.52B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($16.2B), Refined Petroleum ($6.13B), Cars ($4.85B), Computers ($2.31B) and Gold ($2.17B).
The top export destinations of South Africa are China ($9.8B), the United States ($8.95B), India ($7.07B), the United Kingdom ($6.18B) and Hong Kong ($6.09B). The top import origins are China ($16.1B), Germany ($8.5B), Saudi Arabia ($7.13B), the United States ($6.96B) and India ($5.48B).