South Africa

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Econ Complexity 55th of 184
1980
2015

$93.7B

Exports 36th of 221
1980
2015

$80.8B

Imports 36th of 221
1980
2015

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 87th of 184
1990
2015

South Africa is the 36th largest export economy in the world and the 55th 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).

South Africa borders Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Economic Complexity of South Africa

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