Sub-Saharan Africa Exports 1960-2020

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 was $0.00B, a 100% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2018 was $431.40B, a 12.21% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2017 was $384.46B, a 17.77% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2016 was $326.44B, a 8.92% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Sub-Saharan Africa Exports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
$0.00B 27.49%
2018 $431.40B 26.25%
2017 $384.46B 24.30%
2016 $326.44B 23.01%
2015 $358.41B 23.78%
2014 $491.57B 27.84%
2013 $480.60B 28.12%
2012 $537.76B 32.11%
2011 $529.84B 33.30%
2010 $424.13B 31.44%
2009 $316.66B 28.44%
2008 $420.73B 34.87%
2007 $334.97B 31.91%
2006 $297.68B 32.39%
2005 $227.48B 30.13%
2004 $182.10B 28.41%
2003 $151.75B 29.09%
2002 $124.50B 30.13%
2001 $115.24B 31.55%
2000 $123.87B 33.91%
1999 $101.54B 23.92%
1998 $98.63B 23.32%
1997 $110.05B 25.90%
1996 $104.60B 24.86%
1995 $97.96B 24.70%
1994 $78.93B 21.71%
1993 $75.56B 21.58%
1992 $82.27B 21.62%
1991 $81.03B 21.81%
1990 $82.05B 22.29%
1989 $76.10B 24.64%
1988 $69.05B 21.47%
1987 $68.94B 22.76%
1986 $54.81B 21.13%
1985 $53.75B 22.72%
1984 $54.70B 20.58%
1983 $55.99B 19.49%
1982 $61.08B 20.15%
1981 $71.98B 21.55%
1980 $86.20B 29.97%
1979 $61.28B 27.75%
1978 $45.67B 25.23%
1977 $43.46B 26.46%
1976 $35.48B 23.83%
1975 $32.41B 23.23%
1974 $33.01B 26.37%
1973 $20.83B 21.92%
1972 $15.26B 20.73%
1971 $12.73B 19.32%
1970 $12.16B 18.93%
1969 $11.08B 20.02%
1968 $10.28B 20.43%
1967 $9.35B 20.15%
1966 $9.04B 20.34%
1965 $8.46B 20.76%
1964 $8.07B 21.11%
1963 $7.37B 21.32%
1962 $6.83B 21.09%
1961 $6.48B 21.26%
1960 $6.07B 21.43%