Sub-Saharan Africa Exports 1960-2021

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 2019 was $414.33B, a 3.27% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2018 was $428.35B, a 11.86% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2017 was $382.94B, a 17.66% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa exports for 2016 was $325.45B, a 8.8% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $24,889.71B
OECD members $15,024.40B
European Union $7,711.43B
East Asia & Pacific $7,565.71B
Euro Area $6,429.39B
North America $3,067.99B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,396.52B
South Asia $627.14B
Sub-Saharan Africa $414.33B
Sub-Saharan Africa Exports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $414.33B 25.27%
2018 $428.35B 25.88%
2017 $382.94B 24.02%
2016 $325.45B 22.83%
2015 $356.88B 23.55%
2014 $486.68B 27.68%
2013 $478.16B 27.93%
2012 $534.87B 31.87%
2011 $528.85B 33.35%
2010 $423.43B 31.44%
2009 $316.22B 28.38%
2008 $420.54B 34.85%
2007 $334.32B 31.82%
2006 $297.46B 32.33%
2005 $227.41B 30.05%
2004 $182.16B 28.41%
2003 $151.84B 29.08%
2002 $124.57B 30.13%
2001 $115.26B 31.54%
2000 $123.88B 33.90%
1999 $101.54B 23.91%
1998 $98.63B 23.33%
1997 $110.05B 25.90%
1996 $104.60B 24.87%
1995 $97.96B 24.70%
1994 $78.93B 21.72%
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%