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 2019 was $483.10B, a 2.14% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2018 was $472.99B, a 11.65% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2017 was $423.64B, a 6.79% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa imports for 2016 was $396.69B, a 9.78% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Billions of US $
World $24,416.48B
OECD members $14,901.30B
European Union $7,119.50B
East Asia & Pacific $7,069.64B
Euro Area $5,922.72B
North America $3,705.93B
Latin America & Caribbean $1,488.66B
South Asia $779.94B
Sub-Saharan Africa $483.10B
Sub-Saharan Africa Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $483.10B 27.81%
2018 $472.99B 27.57%
2017 $423.64B 25.88%
2016 $396.69B 26.76%
2015 $439.71B 28.36%
2014 $504.78B 29.66%
2013 $506.51B 30.58%
2012 $482.66B 30.61%
2011 $488.57B 31.86%
2010 $408.24B 30.23%
2009 $353.70B 31.29%
2008 $391.15B 33.43%
2007 $330.99B 31.54%
2006 $256.57B 28.40%
2005 $214.89B 28.45%
2004 $177.18B 27.50%
2003 $152.07B 29.52%
2002 $119.03B 29.31%
2001 $110.73B 30.96%
2000 $105.52B 27.67%
1999 $99.94B 23.81%
1998 $108.72B 26.76%
1997 $111.08B 26.65%
1996 $103.24B 25.32%
1995 $97.61B 24.96%
1994 $78.62B 22.90%
1993 $72.54B 21.48%
1992 $77.35B 21.28%
1991 $74.43B 20.40%
1990 $73.06B 20.05%
1989 $67.12B 20.35%
1988 $65.07B 19.69%
1987 $62.03B 19.71%
1986 $51.99B 19.47%
1985 $47.87B 20.29%
1984 $53.27B 20.51%
1983 $56.73B 20.15%
1982 $70.66B 23.57%
1981 $86.74B 26.46%
1980 $78.04B 27.73%
1979 $58.56B 26.03%
1978 $49.54B 27.20%
1977 $43.34B 26.32%
1976 $41.78B 28.07%
1975 $39.19B 28.27%
1974 $31.64B 25.74%
1973 $20.96B 22.16%
1972 $15.59B 21.36%
1971 $15.32B 23.27%
1970 $13.88B 21.82%
1969 $11.78B 21.82%
1968 $10.60B 22.15%
1967 $10.32B 23.00%
1966 $9.58B 21.63%
1965 $9.64B 23.43%
1964 $8.59B 22.56%
1963 $7.48B 21.46%
1962 $6.57B 20.16%
1961 $6.56B 21.64%
1960 $6.39B 22.79%