South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio 1960-2024

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 2022 was 65.06%, a 8.98% increase from 2021.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2021 was 56.08%, a 5.4% increase from 2020.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2020 was 50.69%, a 3.21% decline from 2019.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2019 was 53.90%, a 0.59% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
North Macedonia 170.82%
Nauru 170.33%
Malaysia 146.66%
Serbia 138.65%
Bulgaria 138.18%
Thailand 133.88%
Montenegro 125.90%
American Samoa 124.68%
Belarus 121.58%
Marshall Islands 119.94%
Mauritius 119.44%
Fiji 117.26%
Bosnia 110.28%
Belize 107.95%
Armenia 101.01%
Romania 92.82%
Namibia 91.77%
Cuba 88.80%
Mexico 88.11%
Equatorial Guinea 87.52%
Azerbaijan 87.08%
Botswana 85.47%
Albania 85.15%
Turkey 81.17%
Costa Rica 79.66%
Gabon 77.99%
Paraguay 73.85%
Kazakhstan 68.11%
South Africa 65.06%
Samoa 64.98%
Algeria 59.04%
Peru 58.41%
Ecuador 57.69%
Guatemala 54.67%
Dominican Republic 54.23%
Iran 51.60%
Colombia 48.37%
Russia 43.77%
Brazil 39.34%
China 38.14%
Grenada 0.00%
Lebanon 0.00%
Venezuela 0.00%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00%
Jordan 0.00%
Tuvalu 0.00%
Jamaica 0.00%
Iraq 0.00%
Tonga 0.00%
Maldives 0.00%
Turkmenistan 0.00%
Guyana 0.00%
St. Lucia 0.00%
Dominica 0.00%
Libya 0.00%
Suriname 0.00%
South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2022 65.06% 8.98%
2021 56.08% 5.40%
2020 50.69% -3.21%
2019 53.90% -0.59%
2018 54.49% 0.95%
2017 53.54% -2.33%
2016 55.86% -0.87%
2015 56.73% -2.77%
2014 59.50% 0.62%
2013 58.88% 3.29%
2012 55.58% 0.95%
2011 54.64% 4.23%
2010 50.41% 0.82%
2009 49.59% -16.39%
2008 65.97% 8.85%
2007 57.13% 3.36%
2006 53.77% 6.34%
2005 47.43% 1.78%
2004 45.64% -0.08%
2003 45.72% -7.74%
2002 53.47% 4.29%
2001 49.17% 2.95%
2000 46.22% 3.96%
1999 42.26% -1.78%
1998 44.04% 1.73%
1997 42.30% 0.10%
1996 42.20% 2.72%
1995 39.48% 2.36%
1994 37.11% 1.42%
1993 35.70% 1.38%
1992 34.32% -0.56%
1991 34.88% -3.33%
1990 38.21% -4.49%
1989 42.70% -3.15%
1988 45.85% 0.88%
1987 44.97% -1.68%
1986 46.65% -1.30%
1985 47.95% 4.56%
1984 43.39% 3.14%
1983 40.26% -6.89%
1982 47.14% -5.05%
1981 52.19% -4.31%
1980 56.51% 2.40%
1979 54.11% 3.16%
1978 50.95% 2.74%
1977 48.21% -0.67%
1976 48.88% -0.93%
1975 49.81% 1.02%
1974 48.80% 7.64%
1973 41.15% 0.38%
1972 40.77% 0.27%
1971 40.50% 0.71%
1970 39.79% 0.16%
1969 39.62% -1.67%
1968 41.29% -1.20%
1967 42.49% 0.40%
1966 42.09% -3.42%
1965 45.52% -0.43%
1964 45.95% 0.97%
1963 44.98% 1.62%
1962 43.35% -0.40%
1961 43.75% -3.11%
1960 46.86% -3.11%