South 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.
  • South Africa imports for 2019 was $103.15B, a 5.26% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa imports for 2018 was $108.88B, a 9.88% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa imports for 2017 was $99.09B, a 11.24% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa imports for 2016 was $89.08B, a 10.87% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $103.15B 29.35%
2018 $108.88B 29.56%
2017 $99.09B 28.35%
2016 $89.08B 30.06%
2015 $99.94B 31.46%
2014 $115.68B 32.97%
2013 $122.05B 33.27%
2012 $123.56B 31.18%
2011 $123.48B 29.65%
2010 $102.75B 27.37%
2009 $81.40B 27.51%
2008 $106.80B 37.24%
2007 $97.34B 32.51%
2006 $84.22B 31.00%
2005 $68.83B 26.70%
2004 $58.54B 25.61%
2003 $42.97B 24.52%
2002 $32.32B 27.98%
2001 $30.90B 25.43%
2000 $33.11B 24.28%
1999 $30.29B 22.17%
1998 $32.92B 23.89%
1997 $34.88B 22.86%
1996 $33.34B 22.59%
1995 $33.39B 21.48%
1994 $26.96B 19.29%
1993 $23.23B 17.30%
1992 $22.58B 16.78%
1991 $21.01B 16.95%
1990 $21.02B 18.19%
1989 $20.52B 20.72%
1988 $20.85B 21.90%
1987 $17.45B 19.71%
1986 $14.23B 21.08%
1985 $12.92B 21.87%
1984 $17.73B 22.93%
1983 $17.79B 20.35%
1982 $20.41B 26.02%
1981 $25.14B 29.42%
1980 $22.03B 26.55%
1979 $14.41B 25.00%
1978 $11.63B 24.87%
1977 $9.94B 24.45%
1976 $10.27B 28.07%
1975 $11.14B 29.23%
1974 $10.20B 27.71%
1973 $6.47B 22.10%
1972 $4.74B 22.17%
1971 $5.16B 25.35%
1970 $4.54B 24.64%
1969 $3.77B 22.47%
1968 $3.31B 22.23%
1967 $3.34B 24.23%
1966 $2.86B 23.14%
1965 $3.04B 26.78%
1964 $2.65B 25.52%
1963 $2.19B 23.19%
1962 $1.76B 20.66%
1961 $1.70B 21.30%
1960 $1.86B 24.56%