Sub-Saharan Africa Exports 1960-2023

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 2021 was $468.91B, a 33.46% increase from 2020.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2020 was $351.36B, a 13.75% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2019 was $407.36B, a 2.03% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2018 was $415.78B, a 15.53% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
World $27,926.60B
OECD members $16,485.83B
East Asia & Pacific $8,968.18B
European Union $8,670.63B
Euro Area $7,178.63B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,513.76B
South Asia $760.94B
Sub-Saharan Africa $468.91B
Sub-Saharan Africa Exports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $468.91B 24.45%
2020 $351.36B 20.59%
2019 $407.36B 22.73%
2018 $415.78B 24.00%
2017 $359.90B 21.12%
2016 $309.47B 19.68%
2015 $344.35B 20.44%
2014 $479.04B 25.64%
2013 $478.97B 26.54%
2012 $536.85B 31.57%
2011 $531.81B 32.53%
2010 $429.19B 29.56%
2009 $323.56B 26.39%
2008 $423.15B 33.20%
2007 $335.10B 29.87%
2006 $297.26B 30.70%
2005 $227.02B 27.64%
2004 $181.39B 26.23%
2003 $151.76B 27.29%
2002 $124.37B 28.18%
2001 $115.51B 28.45%
2000 $124.26B 29.37%
1999 $101.54B 25.47%
1998 $98.56B 24.97%
1997 $110.19B 27.02%
1996 $104.81B 26.68%
1995 $98.20B 26.09%
1994 $78.39B 24.12%
1993 $76.63B 22.93%
1992 $82.30B 23.15%
1991 $81.84B 21.01%
1990 $83.02B 22.20%
1989 $76.34B 23.98%
1988 $68.77B 22.01%
1987 $68.41B 23.09%
1986 $54.63B 20.97%
1985 $53.48B 21.08%
1984 $54.33B 19.76%
1983 $55.65B 17.73%
1982 $60.61B 16.99%
1981 $71.65B 18.46%
1980 $86.58B 30.81%
1979 $61.27B 27.59%
1978 $45.67B 24.67%
1977 $43.23B 25.81%
1976 $35.23B 23.09%
1975 $32.24B 22.79%
1974 $32.86B 25.60%
1973 $20.77B 20.99%
1972 $15.17B 19.59%
1971 $12.64B 18.37%
1970 $12.08B 17.93%
1969 $11.01B 19.19%
1968 $10.22B 20.32%
1967 $9.29B 19.79%
1966 $8.98B 19.00%
1965 $8.42B 19.22%
1964 $8.03B 20.40%
1963 $7.32B 18.25%
1962 $6.77B 19.29%
1961 $6.42B 19.80%
1960 $6.03B 19.34%