Sub-Saharan Africa Trade to GDP Ratio 1960-2021

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2019 was 57.91%, a 3.92% increase from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2018 was 54.00%, a 3.81% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2017 was 50.18%, a 0.52% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2016 was 49.66%, a 2.59% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
European Union 90.68%
Euro Area 88.14%
Sub-Saharan Africa 57.91%
Latin America & Caribbean 45.80%
South Asia 39.47%
Sub-Saharan Africa Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 57.91% 3.92%
2018 54.00% 3.81%
2017 50.18% 0.52%
2016 49.66% -2.59%
2015 52.25% -5.37%
2014 57.62% -1.32%
2013 58.94% -3.97%
2012 62.90% -2.41%
2011 65.31% 3.68%
2010 61.63% 2.07%
2009 59.56% -8.64%
2008 68.20% 4.97%
2007 63.23% 2.29%
2006 60.94% 2.27%
2005 58.67% 2.74%
2004 55.93% -2.69%
2003 58.62% -0.85%
2002 59.46% -3.06%
2001 62.52% 0.92%
2000 61.60% 13.85%
1999 47.75% -2.32%
1998 50.07% -2.45%
1997 52.53% 2.37%
1996 50.15% 0.50%
1995 49.65% 5.05%
1994 44.60% 1.55%
1993 43.05% 0.15%
1992 42.90% 0.70%
1991 42.20% -0.13%
1990 42.33% -2.65%
1989 44.99% 3.82%
1988 41.17% -1.31%
1987 42.47% 1.88%
1986 40.60% -2.41%
1985 43.01% 1.92%
1984 41.09% 1.45%
1983 39.64% -4.08%
1982 43.72% -4.29%
1981 48.01% -9.69%
1980 57.69% 3.91%
1979 53.79% 1.35%
1978 52.43% -0.35%
1977 52.78% 0.88%
1976 51.90% 0.40%
1975 51.50% -0.60%
1974 52.10% 8.03%
1973 44.08% 1.98%
1972 42.09% -0.49%
1971 42.58% 1.83%
1970 40.75% -1.08%
1969 41.83% -0.74%
1968 42.57% -0.58%
1967 43.15% 1.17%
1966 41.98% -2.21%
1965 44.19% 0.51%
1964 43.68% 0.90%
1963 42.78% 1.52%
1962 41.26% -1.64%
1961 42.89% -1.32%
1960 44.22% -1.32%