Sub-Saharan Africa Imports 1965-2022

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 2021 was $501.28B, a 26.81% increase from 2020.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2020 was $395.31B, a 16.23% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2019 was $471.90B, a 1.37% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2018 was $465.53B, a 14.97% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $26,982.56B
OECD members $16,366.83B
East Asia & Pacific $8,146.19B
European Union $8,009.96B
Euro Area $6,594.32B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,541.94B
South Asia $919.79B
Sub-Saharan Africa $501.28B
Sub-Saharan Africa Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $501.28B 26.14%
2020 $395.31B 23.17%
2019 $471.90B 26.33%
2018 $465.53B 26.87%
2017 $404.90B 23.76%
2016 $380.71B 24.20%
2015 $425.22B 25.24%
2014 $499.34B 26.72%
2013 $510.23B 28.27%
2012 $487.85B 28.69%
2011 $496.16B 30.35%
2010 $416.81B 28.71%
2009 $358.43B 29.24%
2008 $392.71B 30.81%
2007 $329.99B 29.41%
2006 $254.58B 26.29%
2005 $212.71B 25.90%
2004 $175.56B 25.39%
2003 $151.83B 27.30%
2002 $119.43B 27.06%
2001 $111.52B 27.47%
2000 $106.39B 25.15%
1999 $100.51B 25.22%
1998 $109.51B 27.74%
1997 $111.07B 27.23%
1996 $103.60B 26.37%
1995 $97.43B 25.88%
1994 $77.59B 23.87%
1993 $72.46B 21.69%
1992 $77.37B 21.76%
1991 $78.58B 20.18%
1990 $74.73B 19.98%
1989 $67.46B 21.19%
1988 $64.69B 20.71%
1987 $60.99B 20.59%
1986 $51.64B 19.83%
1985 $47.22B 18.61%
1984 $53.11B 19.32%
1983 $56.40B 17.96%
1982 $70.14B 19.67%
1981 $86.43B 22.27%
1980 $78.37B 27.88%
1979 $58.41B 26.31%
1978 $49.45B 26.72%
1977 $43.23B 25.80%
1976 $41.64B 27.30%
1975 $39.11B 27.65%
1974 $31.52B 24.55%
1973 $20.91B 21.13%
1972 $15.49B 20.01%
1971 $15.24B 22.15%
1970 $13.82B 20.50%
1969 $11.69B 20.37%
1968 $10.53B 20.94%
1967 $10.26B 21.85%
1966 $9.51B 20.13%
1965 $9.60B 21.91%