Benin’s Top 10 Exports

Located in West Africa bordered to its east by Nigeria and to its west by Togo, the Republic of Benin shipped US$731.6 million worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 21.5% gain since 2013 and an even more robust 78.5% increase from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from […]

Egypt’s Top 10 Exports

A transcontinental country that spans Africa’s northeast corner to Asia’s southwest corner via the Sinai Peninsula, the Arab Republic of Egypt shipped US$25.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -9.9% drop since 2013 but a 15.3% gain from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central […]

Nigeria’s Top 10 Exports

A Western African nation surrounded by Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the Federal Republic of Nigeria shipped US$40.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -54.5% drop since 2013 but a 23.8% uptick from 2016 to 2017. From a continental perspective, well over a third (37.4%) of Nigerian […]

South Africa’s Top 10 Exports

South Africa shipped US$89.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -5.9% since 2013 but up by 20.8% from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, South Africa’s exported goods plus services represent 26.9% of total South African economic output or Gross Domestic Product. The […]

20 Most Valuable South African Export Products

Freedom Day for South Africa falls on April 27, a public holiday when South Africans celebrate the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. Freedom Day is also a time to reflect on the international trade successes of Africa’s third-richest economy (behind Egypt and Nigeria) in terms of export sales. Based on 2017 […]

Ethiopia’s Top 10 Exports

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa, a peninsula in northeast Africa. Ethiopia shipped US$2.9 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, up by 10.5% since 2013. Year over year, that dollar amount also equals a 9.4% improvement in Ethiopian export sales from 2015 to 2016. Based […]

Central African Republic’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked country bordered by Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, both Congo republics and Cameroon to its west, the Central African Republic shipped US$192 million worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount represents a 297.5% increase since 2013 and a 117% gain from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central […]

Burundi’s Top 10 Exports

An East African landlocked country that is also considered part of Central Africa, the Republic of Burundi shipped US$123.1 million worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -49.3% retreat since 2013 but an 8.1% gain from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, […]