Trade Data Analysis

South Africa-Africa trading relationship

South Africa-Africa trading relationship

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This Trade Brief documents the trading relationship between the South Africa and the rest of the African continent from 2006 to 2015. The analysis uses UNCOMTRADE data sourced from the International Trade Centre (ITC) Trade Map, and is expressed in United States Dollars.

This synopsis should be read in conjunction with the spreadsheet (available to download below), and contains the following data:

  • South Africa’s trade balance with the rest of African countries, by country;

  • Total South African imports from and exports to all African countries, by country;

  • South Africa’s imports and exports products to all African countries at the HS4 level;

  • The trade record for COMESA, EAC, SACU, SADC, ECOWAS and Maghreb;

  • The top 20 African exports to South Africa and top 20 African imports from South Africa at the HS4 level, by country for all African countries; and

  • Graphical illustrations of South Africa’s trading relationship with African Regional Economic Communities

  • Graphical visualisation of the South Africa-Africa trade relationship is also available in an Infographic.

This Brief updates a previous analysis covering the period 2001 to 2014.


Synopsis: South Africa-Africa trading relationship | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi
Spreadsheet: South Africa-Africa trade data | July 2016 - Author(s): Brian Mureverwi
Infographic: South Africa’s trade with Africa | 2016 trade update - Author(s): Taku Fundira

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