Sub-Saharan Africa Exports 1960-2022

Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2020 was $332.94B, a 19.44% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2019 was $413.29B, a 2.81% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2018 was $425.22B, a 11.91% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2017 was $379.97B, a 17.88% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $22,640.24B
OECD members $13,679.09B
East Asia & Pacific $7,308.83B
European Union $7,106.03B
Euro Area $5,892.28B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,232.82B
South Asia $556.54B
Sub-Saharan Africa $332.94B
Sub-Saharan Africa Exports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $332.94B 21.84%
2019 $413.29B 24.97%
2018 $425.22B 25.48%
2017 $379.97B 23.82%
2016 $322.35B 22.55%
2015 $354.18B 23.46%
2014 $485.39B 27.64%
2013 $477.55B 27.94%
2012 $533.36B 31.79%
2011 $526.99B 33.25%
2010 $424.56B 31.48%
2009 $315.93B 28.42%
2008 $420.64B 34.91%
2007 $334.29B 31.86%
2006 $296.78B 32.31%
2005 $226.59B 30.00%
2004 $181.17B 28.35%
2003 $150.89B 29.01%
2002 $123.81B 30.07%
2001 $114.45B 31.41%
2000 $123.22B 33.80%
1999 $100.59B 23.76%
1998 $97.77B 23.15%
1997 $109.01B 25.80%
1996 $103.73B 24.75%
1995 $97.26B 24.53%
1994 $77.72B 21.52%
1993 $75.41B 21.51%
1992 $81.81B 21.51%
1991 $80.04B 21.70%
1990 $81.50B 22.16%
1989 $75.50B 24.55%
1988 $68.41B 21.35%
1987 $68.55B 22.64%
1986 $54.63B 21.00%
1985 $53.47B 22.58%
1984 $53.93B 20.37%
1983 $55.31B 19.31%
1982 $60.36B 19.99%
1981 $71.22B 21.37%
1980 $85.87B 29.88%
1979 $60.90B 27.65%
1978 $45.39B 25.12%
1977 $42.98B 26.26%
1976 $35.02B 23.64%
1975 $32.04B 23.05%
1974 $32.67B 26.18%
1973 $20.65B 21.76%
1972 $15.08B 20.58%
1971 $12.57B 19.18%
1970 $12.01B 18.79%
1969 $10.95B 19.89%
1968 $10.16B 20.31%
1967 $9.24B 20.04%
1966 $8.93B 20.25%
1965 $8.37B 20.68%
1964 $7.99B 21.03%
1963 $7.28B 21.23%
1962 $6.73B 20.99%
1961 $6.38B 21.15%
1960 $5.99B 21.34%