Flag China / South Africa Flag

2020
FlagFlag
Exports
: $14.7B, Rnk 34 / 209

2020
FlagFlag
Top Product
: $1.12B, Broadcasting Equipment

2020
FlagFlag
Exports
: $11.9B, Rnk 1 / 209

2020
FlagFlag
Top Product
: $3.18B, Diamonds

2020
Flag
Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.96, Rnk 28 / 127

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

2020
Flag  
GDP
: $14.7T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 2 / 195

2010-2020
Flag
GDP GROWTH
: 142%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

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

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

2020
Flag
GDP PC 
: $10,435, CURRENT US$
Rnk 68 / 195

2010-2020
Flag
GDP PC GROWTH
: 129%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

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

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

China-South Africa In 2020, China exported $14.7B to South Africa. The main products that China exported to South Africa are Broadcasting Equipment ($1.12B), Computers ($784M), and Other Cloth Articles ($456M). During the last 25 years the exports of China to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.4%, from $640M in 1995 to $14.7B in 2020.

In 2020, China did not export any services to South Africa.

South Africa-China In 2020, South Africa exported $11.9B to China . The main products that South Africa exported to China were Diamonds ($3.18B), Manganese Ore ($1.67B), and Iron Ore ($1.28B). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to China have increased at an annualized rate of 14.4%, from $408M in 1995 to $11.9B in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2020,  China ranked 28 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.96), and 1 in total exports ($2.65T). That same year, South Africa ranked 54 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.086), and 36 in total exports ($102B).

Historical Data

#permalink to section

Bilateral Trade by Products

#permalink to section
Depth
Value
Compare to

In 2020, China exported $14.7B to South Africa. The main products exported from China to South Africa were Broadcasting Equipment ($1.12B), Computers ($784M), and Other Cloth Articles ($456M). During the last 25 years the exports of China to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.4%, from $640M in 1995 to $14.7B in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa exported $11.9B to China. The main products exported from South Africa to China were Diamonds ($3.18B), Manganese Ore ($1.67B), and Iron Ore ($1.28B). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to China have increased at an annualized rate of 14.4%, from $408M in 1995 to $11.9B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

#permalink to section
Measure

China
Top Destination
: United States, $438B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from China than South Africa were United States ($438B), Hong Kong ($262B), and Japan ($151B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than China were Botswana ($3.46B), Namibia ($2.67B), and Zimbabwe ($2.31B).

Comparative Advantage China - South Africa

#permalink to section
Flow

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

During 2020, China had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($6.17B), Textiles ($1.95B), and Metals ($1.27B).

During 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with China in the exports of Precious Metals ($4.47B), Mineral Products ($4.45B), and Metals ($1.56B).

Tariff Section

#permalink to section

This section shows import tariffs for products traded between China and South Africa (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2019, the products from China that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack < 2l (65%)and Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack > 2l (65%).

In 2019, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter China were Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured (199k%)and Undenatured ethyl alcohol > 80% by volume (108k%).

*The tariffs present between China and South Africa are:
125: General duty rate
125: General duty rate
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Economic Complexity

#permalink to section

Competitive Landscape

#permalink to section

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