South Africa’s Top 10 Imports

The Republic of South Africa imported US$93.4 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2018. That dollar value reflects a -6.4% setback over the 5-year period starting in 2014 but a 12.5% gain from 2017 to 2018. From a continental perspective, 45.1% of South Africa’s total imports by value in 2018 were purchased […]

Top South African Trading Partners

Formerly called Zuid-Afrika, South Africa continues to battle international trade constraints presented by its geographic location notably in relation to distant South African trading partners like China, Germany and the United States. Overall, South Africa shipped US$94.4 billion worth of products around the globe in 2018. Up 7% since 2017, that dollar figure represents roughly […]

South Africa’s Top 10 Exports

The African continent’s southernmost country, the Republic of South Africa shipped US$94.4 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 2% gain since 2014 and a 7% uptick from 2017 to 2018. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, South Africa’s exported goods plus services represent […]

Madagascar’s Top 10 Exports

An island country in the Indian Ocean located off East Africa’s coast, Madagascar shipped US$3 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 33.7% gain since 2014 and a 5.3% sales uptick from 2017 to 2018. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Madagascar’s exported goods […]

Nigeria’s Top 10 Exports

A Western African nation surrounded by Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the Federal Republic of Nigeria shipped US$44.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a -50.3% drop since 2013 but a 35.2% uptick from 2016 to 2017. From January to March 2018, exported goods from Nigeria were valued […]

Burkina Faso’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked country in northwest Africa, Burkina Faso shipped and estimated US$2.4 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 0.2% increase since 2013 but a -5.5% drop from 2016 to 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Burkina Faso’s exported goods plus services represent […]

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 […]

Madagascar’s Top 10 Imports

An island nation in the Indian Ocean near the East African coast, Madagascar’s imports totaled US$3.9 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 17.1% increase since 2014 and a 7.5% improvement from 2017 to 2018. Malagasy imports represent a miniscule 0.02% of total global imports which totaled $17.788 trillion one year earlier in 2017. […]