South Africa Imports 1960-2024

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 2022 was $127.75B, a 21.76% increase from 2021.
  • South Africa imports for 2021 was $104.92B, a 33.91% increase from 2020.
  • South Africa imports for 2020 was $78.35B, a 24.62% decline from 2019.
  • South Africa imports for 2019 was $103.94B, a 4.97% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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South Africa $127.75B
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South Africa Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2022 $127.75B 31.52%
2021 $104.92B 24.97%
2020 $78.35B 23.16%
2019 $103.94B 26.70%
2018 $109.37B 26.99%
2017 $99.92B 26.20%
2016 $89.65B 27.71%
2015 $100.59B 29.01%
2014 $116.26B 30.50%
2013 $122.25B 30.50%
2012 $123.56B 28.44%
2011 $123.43B 26.94%
2010 $102.77B 24.62%
2009 $81.14B 24.60%
2008 $106.60B 33.72%
2007 $97.15B 29.17%
2006 $84.08B 27.67%
2005 $68.83B 23.83%
2004 $58.54B 22.89%
2003 $42.97B 21.81%
2002 $32.32B 25.03%
2001 $30.90B 22.81%
2000 $33.11B 21.82%
1999 $30.29B 19.99%
1998 $32.92B 21.52%
1997 $34.88B 20.64%
1996 $33.34B 20.42%
1995 $33.39B 19.44%
1994 $26.96B 17.57%
1993 $23.23B 15.78%
1992 $22.58B 15.37%
1991 $21.01B 15.54%
1990 $21.02B 16.67%
1989 $20.52B 18.99%
1988 $20.85B 20.05%
1987 $17.45B 18.08%
1986 $14.23B 19.40%
1985 $12.92B 20.05%
1984 $17.73B 20.89%
1983 $17.79B 18.49%
1982 $20.41B 23.75%
1981 $25.14B 26.99%
1980 $22.03B 24.64%
1979 $14.41B 22.86%
1978 $11.63B 22.53%
1977 $9.94B 21.93%
1976 $10.27B 24.97%
1975 $11.14B 25.97%
1974 $10.20B 24.64%
1973 $6.47B 19.46%
1972 $4.74B 19.31%
1971 $5.16B 22.02%
1970 $4.54B 21.38%
1969 $3.77B 19.58%
1968 $3.31B 19.33%
1967 $3.34B 21.10%
1966 $2.86B 20.12%
1965 $3.04B 23.22%
1964 $2.65B 22.14%
1963 $2.19B 20.13%
1962 $1.76B 17.89%
1961 $1.70B 18.41%
1960 $1.86B 21.27%