South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio 1960-2022

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 2020 was 56.00%, a 3.21% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
North Macedonia 129.06%
Belarus 120.68%
Malaysia 116.50%
Libya 114.06%
Bulgaria 110.57%
Belize 110.33%
Dominica 110.19%
Serbia 104.88%
Suriname 101.60%
Thailand 97.93%
Jamaica 89.97%
Equatorial Guinea 89.78%
Montenegro 86.28%
Bosnia 83.25%
Samoa 82.81%
Romania 78.98%
Mauritius 78.72%
Mexico 77.98%
Grenada 77.44%
Botswana 76.03%
Namibia 74.51%
Fiji 72.48%
Azerbaijan 72.16%
Lebanon 71.72%
Gabon 70.60%
Armenia 70.06%
Jordan 65.37%
Paraguay 65.27%
Albania 61.33%
Turkey 60.89%
Costa Rica 59.54%
South Africa 56.00%
Russia 46.08%
Algeria 45.23%
Dominican Republic 44.29%
Peru 43.44%
Ecuador 43.29%
Guatemala 41.84%
Iran 36.15%
China 34.51%
Colombia 33.65%
Brazil 32.35%
South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2020 56.00% -3.21%
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%