South 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.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2019 was 59.20%, a 0.27% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2018 was 59.47%, a 1.5% increase from 2017.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2017 was 57.97%, a 2.66% decline from 2016.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2016 was 60.64%, a 0.98% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
Maldives 146.99%
North Macedonia 138.83%
Belarus 133.35%
Bulgaria 125.17%
Malaysia 123.00%
Libya 117.47%
Belize 115.71%
Serbia 112.08%
Thailand 110.39%
Grenada 110.20%
Dominica 108.72%
Montenegro 108.51%
Equatorial Guinea 107.38%
Nauru 99.21%
Lebanon 96.04%
Armenia 95.74%
Bosnia 95.26%
Mauritius 92.17%
Jamaica 89.03%
Samoa 88.86%
Tonga 87.61%
Jordan 86.34%
Azerbaijan 86.04%
Romania 84.56%
Namibia 83.48%
Mexico 77.92%
Iraq 77.35%
Albania 76.89%
Botswana 74.11%
Gabon 72.25%
Paraguay 69.16%
Costa Rica 66.02%
Kazakhstan 63.90%
Turkey 62.68%
South Africa 59.20%
Iran 56.17%
Algeria 52.03%
Dominican Republic 51.01%
Russia 49.07%
Peru 47.12%
Ecuador 46.74%
Guatemala 45.87%
Colombia 37.71%
China 35.68%
Brazil 28.98%
South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2019 59.20% -0.27%
2018 59.47% 1.50%
2017 57.97% -2.66%
2016 60.64% -0.98%
2015 61.62% -2.82%
2014 64.43% 0.19%
2013 64.24% 3.34%
2012 60.90% 0.79%
2011 60.11% 4.12%
2010 55.99% 0.57%
2009 55.42% -17.45%
2008 72.87% 9.18%
2007 63.68% 3.41%
2006 60.28% 7.13%
2005 53.15% 2.07%
2004 51.08% -0.32%
2003 51.40% -8.36%
2002 59.76% 4.96%
2001 54.80% 3.36%
2000 51.44% 4.58%
1999 46.86% -2.03%
1998 48.90% 2.05%
1997 46.85% 0.18%
1996 46.67% 3.06%
1995 43.61% 2.84%
1994 40.77% 1.65%
1993 39.12% 1.64%
1992 37.49% -0.56%
1991 38.05% -3.63%
1990 41.68% -4.91%
1989 46.59% -3.50%
1988 50.09% 1.08%
1987 49.01% -1.67%
1986 50.68% -1.63%
1985 52.31% 4.70%
1984 47.62% 3.31%
1983 44.30% -7.34%
1982 51.64% -5.25%
1981 56.89% -4.00%
1980 60.89% 1.72%
1979 59.17% 2.91%
1978 56.26% 2.50%
1977 53.76% -1.19%
1976 54.95% -1.12%
1975 56.08% 1.21%
1974 54.87% 8.15%
1973 46.72% -0.08%
1972 46.80% 0.18%
1971 46.63% 0.79%
1970 45.83% 0.36%
1969 45.47% -2.01%
1968 47.48% -1.32%
1967 48.80% 0.38%
1966 48.42% -4.06%
1965 52.48% -0.47%
1964 52.96% 1.15%
1963 51.81% 1.74%
1962 50.07% -0.56%
1961 50.62% -3.49%
1960 54.11% -3.49%