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2020
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Exports
: $1.32B, Rnk 29 / 214

2020
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Top Product
: $756M, Refined Petroleum

2020
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Exports
: $3.69B, Rnk 7 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $2.1B, Gold

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.16, Rnk 51 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.086, Rnk 54 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $359B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 33 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 23.8%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 109 / 195

2020
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 GDP
: $335B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 38 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: -19.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 186 / 195

2020
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GDP PC 
: $36,285, CURRENT US$
Rnk 28 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 7.06%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 114 / 195

2020
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GDP PC
: $5,656, CURRENT US$
Rnk 97 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -30.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 182 / 195

United Arab Emirates-South Africa In 2020, United Arab Emirates exported $1.32B to South Africa. The main products that United Arab Emirates exported to South Africa are Refined Petroleum ($756M), Crude Petroleum ($208M), and Copper Wire ($37.3M). During the last 25 years the exports of United Arab Emirates to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.1%, from $61.4M in 1995 to $1.32B in 2020.

In 2020, United Arab Emirates did not export any services to South Africa.

South Africa-United Arab Emirates In 2020, South Africa exported $3.69B to United Arab Emirates. The main products that South Africa exported to United Arab Emirates were Gold ($2.1B), Diamonds ($421M), and Ferroalloys ($364M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to United Arab Emirates have increased at an annualized rate of 16.2%, from $86M in 1995 to $3.69B in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa did not export any services to United Arab Emirates.

Comparison In 2020,  United Arab Emirates ranked 51 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.16), and 24 in total exports ($216B). That same year, South Africa ranked 54 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.086), and 36 in total exports ($102B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, United Arab Emirates exported $1.32B to South Africa. The main products exported from United Arab Emirates to South Africa were Refined Petroleum ($756M), Crude Petroleum ($208M), and Copper Wire ($37.3M). During the last 25 years the exports of United Arab Emirates to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.1%, from $61.4M in 1995 to $1.32B in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa exported $3.69B to United Arab Emirates. The main products exported from South Africa to United Arab Emirates were Gold ($2.1B), Diamonds ($421M), and Ferroalloys ($364M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to United Arab Emirates have increased at an annualized rate of 16.2%, from $86M in 1995 to $3.69B in 2020.

United Arab Emirates Exports

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South Africa Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Measure

United Arab Emirates
Top Destination
: India, $22.1B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

This map shows whether countries import more from United Arab Emirates or South Africa. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from United Arab Emirates and South Africa or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from United Arab Emirates than South Africa were Saudi Arabia ($18B), India ($22.1B), and Iraq ($13.1B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than United Arab Emirates were United States ($10.2B), Germany ($6.93B), and United Kingdom ($7.51B).

Comparative Advantage United Arab Emirates - South Africa

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Flow

This chart compares trade between United Arab Emirates and South Africa by product, considering products traded by both, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

During 2020, United Arab Emirates had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Mineral Products ($986M), Metals ($68.1M), and Machines ($65.1M).

During 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with United Arab Emirates in the exports of Precious Metals ($2.53B), Metals ($418M), and Vegetable Products ($244M).

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more United Arab Emirates has comparative advantage over South Africa. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more South Africa has comparative advantage over United Arab Emirates.