Sub-Saharan Africa Imports 1960-2021

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from 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 imports for 2020 was $401.20B, a 16.31% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2019 was $479.40B, a 1.69% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2018 was $471.45B, a 11.42% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2017 was $423.13B, a 6.79% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $21,752.58B
OECD members $13,401.40B
East Asia & Pacific $6,514.75B
European Union $6,497.76B
Euro Area $5,376.97B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,226.14B
South Asia $627.32B
Sub-Saharan Africa $401.20B
Sub-Saharan Africa Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $401.20B 23.57%
2019 $479.40B 27.56%
2018 $471.45B 27.36%
2017 $423.13B 25.81%
2016 $396.21B 26.57%
2015 $440.20B 28.41%
2014 $506.57B 29.74%
2013 $508.28B 30.67%
2012 $482.68B 30.56%
2011 $490.87B 31.96%
2010 $410.01B 30.21%
2009 $354.28B 31.29%
2008 $391.91B 33.40%
2007 $331.88B 31.54%
2006 $255.77B 28.24%
2005 $214.08B 28.29%
2004 $176.70B 27.40%
2003 $151.62B 29.42%
2002 $118.66B 29.25%
2001 $110.58B 30.83%
2000 $105.31B 27.54%
1999 $99.45B 23.64%
1998 $108.59B 26.63%
1997 $110.45B 26.54%
1996 $102.90B 25.22%
1995 $97.42B 24.76%
1994 $77.69B 22.61%
1993 $72.63B 21.36%
1992 $77.24B 21.11%
1991 $73.91B 20.29%
1990 $72.87B 19.91%
1989 $66.76B 20.20%
1988 $64.80B 19.56%
1987 $62.12B 19.61%
1986 $52.24B 19.37%
1985 $47.86B 20.15%
1984 $52.96B 20.37%
1983 $56.40B 20.00%
1982 $70.43B 23.44%
1981 $86.44B 26.32%
1980 $77.94B 27.58%
1979 $58.42B 25.88%
1978 $49.46B 27.06%
1977 $43.24B 26.19%
1976 $41.65B 27.94%
1975 $39.12B 28.10%
1974 $31.53B 25.58%
1973 $20.91B 22.00%
1972 $15.49B 21.21%
1971 $15.25B 23.14%
1970 $13.82B 21.67%
1969 $11.69B 21.66%
1968 $10.53B 22.00%
1967 $10.26B 22.89%
1966 $9.52B 21.50%
1965 $9.61B 23.34%
1964 $8.58B 22.49%
1963 $7.43B 21.33%
1962 $6.52B 20.03%
1961 $6.51B 21.51%
1960 $6.35B 22.66%