South Africa

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Econ Complexity 63rd of 214
1980
2016

$103B

Exports 34th of 221
1980
2016

$77B

Imports 36th of 221
1980
2016

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 90th of 214
1990
2016
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South Africa is the 34th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, South Africa exported $103B and imported $77B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $26.9B. In 2016 the GDP of South Africa was $295B and its GDP per capita was $13.2k.

The top exports of South Africa are Gold ($20.7B), Diamonds ($10.9B), Platinum ($8.53B), Cars ($6.89B) and Coal Briquettes ($4.57B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($6.54B), Gold ($4.26B), Cars ($3.49B), Refined Petroleum ($3.1B) and Broadcasting Equipment ($1.88B).

The top export destinations of South Africa are China ($18.6B), the United Kingdom ($10B), the United States ($7.5B), Germany ($6.21B) and India ($6.09B). The top import origins are China ($13.9B), Germany ($6.94B), the United States ($5.1B), India ($3.46B) and Saudi Arabia ($2.89B).

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

Economic Complexity of South Africa

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