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 2021 was 56.07%, a 4.94% increase from 2020.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2020 was 51.13%, a 3.02% decline from 2019.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2019 was 54.15%, a 0.36% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa trade to gdp ratio for 2018 was 54.51%, a 0.97% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Trade (% of GDP)
North Macedonia 147.81%
Nauru 146.95%
Belarus 138.74%
Malaysia 130.73%
Bulgaria 124.99%
Thailand 116.68%
Serbia 116.65%
Montenegro 105.75%
Belize 105.31%
Equatorial Guinea 102.07%
Bosnia 101.28%
Romania 87.36%
Mauritius 86.09%
Mexico 82.36%
Jordan 82.21%
Namibia 81.27%
Armenia 78.01%
Azerbaijan 76.57%
Fiji 75.05%
Jamaica 74.53%
Albania 74.52%
Gabon 73.67%
Paraguay 71.72%
Turkey 71.21%
Costa Rica 70.61%
Samoa 64.95%
South Africa 56.07%
Peru 55.50%
Dominican Republic 52.73%
Russia 52.13%
Ecuador 51.39%
Algeria 50.25%
Guatemala 49.46%
Colombia 40.58%
Brazil 39.18%
China 37.43%
South Africa Trade to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Trade (% of GDP) Annual Change
2021 56.07% 4.94%
2020 51.13% -3.02%
2019 54.15% -0.36%
2018 54.51% 0.97%
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%