Top 10 Exports from Mauritius

An island country in the Indian Ocean near Africa’s southeastern coastline, the Republic of Mauritius shipped US$2.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount represents a -2.8% drop since 2012 and a -11.6% year-over-year retreat from 2015 to 2016. Mauritius’ top 10 exports accounted for over two-thirds (76.3%) of the […]

Burkina Faso’s Top 10 Exports

A landlocked country in northwest Africa, Burkina Faso shipped US$2.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 213.9% gain since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and a 15.8% uptick from 2015 to 2016. Burkina Faso’s top 10 exports are highly concentrated, accounting for 96% of the […]

Top South African Trading Partners

Formerly called Zuid-Afrika, South Africa continues to battle international trade constraints presented by its geographic location particularly in relation to top South African trading partners. Overall, South Africa shipped US$74.1 billion worth of products around the globe in 2016. That figure represents less than one half of one percent of total global exports estimated at […]

20 Most Valuable South African Export Products

Freedom Day for South Africa falls on April 27, a public holiday when South Africa celebrates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. Freedom Day is also a good time to reflect on the successes of Africa’s third-richest economy (behind Egypt and Nigeria) in terms of export sales. Based on 2016 data, […]

Nigeria’s Top 10 Imports

Nigeria imported US$30.3 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2016, down by -10.7% since 2009 and down by -26.2% from 2016 to 2016. Nigerian imports represent over three-fifths (61.5%) of total global imports which totaled $16.473 trillion in 2016. Given Nigeria’s population of 186.1 million people, its total $30.3 billion in 2016 […]

South Africa’s Top 10 Exports

South Africa shipped US$74.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, up by 37.6% since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and up by 6.4% from 2015 to 2016 South Africa’s top 10 exports accounted for almost three-quarters (72.5%) of the overall value of its global shipments. Based on statistics from the […]

Top African Export Countries

Exports from Africa were worth US$327.7 billion in 2016 down by -50.4% since 2012. Year over year, African sales of exported products retreated -15.4% from 2015 to 2016. Africa’s exports represent an estimated 2.1% of total world exports which were an estimated $15.862 trillion during 2016. Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World […]

Angola’s Top 10 Exports

A country sharing Africa’s southwestern coastline with the Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Angola shipped US$27.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016. That dollar amount resulted from a -33.3% decline since 2009 when the Great Recession kicked in and a -17.9% drop from 2015 to 2016. Angola’s top 10 exports are highly […]