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2020
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Exports
: $7.05B, Rnk 33 / 220

2020
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Top Product
: $743M, Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705)

2020
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Exports
: $6.93B, Rnk 5 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $2.42B, Cars

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.88, Rnk 4 / 127

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

2020
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GDP
: $3.85T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 4 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 13.3%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 133 / 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 
: $46,208, CURRENT US$
Rnk 19 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 11.3%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 107 / 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

Germany-South Africa In 2020, Germany exported $7.05B to South Africa. The main products that Germany exported to South Africa are Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($743M), Cars ($437M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($351M). During the last 25 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 2.63%, from $3.69B in 1995 to $7.05B in 2020.

In 2020, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.09B, with Royalties and license fees ($349M), Transportation ($306M), and Other business services ($216M) being the largest in terms of value.

South Africa-Germany In 2020, South Africa exported $6.93B to Germany. The main products that South Africa exported to Germany were Cars ($2.42B), Platinum ($906M), and Precious Metal Ore ($900M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 5.2%, from $1.95B in 1995 to $6.93B in 2020.

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

Comparison In 2020,  Germany ranked 4 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.88), and 3 in total exports ($1.33T). 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, Germany exported $7.05B to South Africa. The main products exported from Germany to South Africa were Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($743M), Cars ($437M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($351M). During the last 25 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 2.63%, from $3.69B in 1995 to $7.05B in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa exported $6.93B to Germany. The main products exported from South Africa to Germany were Cars ($2.42B), Platinum ($906M), and Precious Metal Ore ($900M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 5.2%, from $1.95B in 1995 to $6.93B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Germany
Top Destination
: United States, $116B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from Germany than South Africa were United States ($116B), France ($101B), and China ($106B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than Germany were Botswana ($3.46B), Mozambique ($3.06B), and Namibia ($2.67B).

Comparative Advantage Germany - South Africa

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Flow

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

During 2020, Germany had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($2.29B), Transportation ($1.54B), and Chemical Products ($1.3B).

During 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with Germany in the exports of Transportation ($2.91B), Mineral Products ($1.29B), and Precious Metals ($998M).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2020, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.09B, with Royalties and license fees ($349M), Transportation ($306M), and Other business services ($216M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

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 Germany has comparative advantage over South Africa. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more South Africa has comparative advantage over Germany.