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About

Germany-South Africa In 2021, Germany exported $8.89B to South Africa. The main products that Germany exported to South Africa are Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($994M), Cars ($559M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($492M). During the last 26 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 3.41%, from $3.72B in 1995 to $8.89B in 2021.

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 2021, South Africa exported $10.4B to Germany. The main products that South Africa exported to Germany were Cars ($2.86B), Platinum ($1.9B), and Precious Metal Ore ($1.5B). During the last 26 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 6.63%, from $1.95B in 1995 to $10.4B in 2021.

In 2021, South Africa did not export any services to Germany.

Comparison In 2021,  Germany ranked 5 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.81), and 3 in total exports ($1.56T). That same year, South Africa ranked 59 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.098), and 34 in total exports ($143B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, Germany exported $8.89B to South Africa. The main products exported from Germany to South Africa were Motor vehicles; parts and accessories (8701 to 8705) ($994M), Cars ($559M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($492M). During the last 26 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 3.41%, from $3.72B in 1995 to $8.89B in 2021.

In 2021, South Africa exported $10.4B to Germany. The main products exported from South Africa to Germany were Cars ($2.86B), Platinum ($1.9B), and Precious Metal Ore ($1.5B). During the last 26 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 6.63%, from $1.95B in 1995 to $10.4B in 2021.

Exports from Germany (Flag) to South Africa (Flag) (2021)

Exports from South Africa (Flag) to Germany (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
Germany
Top Destination
United States$135B
South Africa
Top Destination
China$20.6B

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 2021, countries that imported more from Germany than South Africa were United States ($135B), France ($119B), and China ($121B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from South Africa than Germany were Botswana ($4.47B), Mozambique ($4.23B), and Namibia ($3.43B).

Difference in imports from South Africa (Flag) and Germany (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage Germany - South Africa

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, Germany had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($2.82B), Transportation ($1.98B), and Chemical Products ($1.75B).

During 2021, South Africa had a large net trade with Germany in the exports of Transportation ($3.52B), Mineral Products ($2.44B), and Precious Metals ($1.99B).

Service Trade

Bilateral Service Trade

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.

Services Exports from Germany (Flag) to South Africa (Flag) (2020)

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

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.

Product Space of Germany (Flag) and South Africa (Flag) (2021)

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