South Africa

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Econ Complexity 48th of 89
1980
2016

$69.1B

Exports 33rd of 120
1980
2016

$73.7B

Imports 33rd of 120
1980
2016

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 53rd of 89
1990
2016
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South Africa is the 33rd largest export economy in the world and the 49th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, South Africa exported $69.1B and imported $73.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $4.57B. In 2016 the GDP of South Africa was $294B and its GDP per capita was $13.2k.

The top exports of South Africa are Platinum ($6.03B), Cars ($5.23B), Coal Briquettes ($3.81B), Iron Ore ($3.58B) and Ferroalloys ($3.35B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($6.54B), Unspecified ($6B), Cars ($3.34B), Refined Petroleum ($2.55B) and Broadcasting Equipment ($1.87B).

The top export destinations of South Africa are China ($6.81B), the United States ($5.47B), Germany ($5.26B), Botswana ($3.71B) and Namibia ($3.53B). The top import origins are China ($12.8B), Germany ($10B), the United States ($4.61B), India ($3.24B) and the United Kingdom ($2.67B).

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

Economic Complexity of South Africa

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