Flag Germany / South Africa Flag

Exports Flag → Flag  (2018): $10.3B, Rnk 31 / 216

Top Product Flag → Flag (2018): $1.47B, Vehicle Parts

Exports Flag → Flag (2018): $7.18B, Rnk 4 / 211

Top Product Flag → Flag (2018): $2.9B, Cars

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.9, Rnk 4 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.16, Rnk 59 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $3.95T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 5.83%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $368B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 28.4%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $47,603, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 4.79%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $6,374, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 10.6%, CURRENT US$
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Germany-South Africa: In 2018, Germany exported $10.3B to South Africa. The main products exported from Germany to South Africa were Vehicle Parts ($1.47B), Cars ($997M), and Spark-Ignition Engines ($339M). During the last 23 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 4.12%, from $4.06B in 1995 to $10.3B in 2018. In 2016, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.12B, with Transportation ($331M), Computer and information services ($303M), and Other business services ($298M) being the largest in terms of value.

South Africa-Germany: In 2018, South Africa exported $7.18B to Germany. The main products exported from South Africa to Germany were Cars ($2.9B), Platinum ($843M), and Centrifuges ($679M). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 5.89%, from $1.93B in 1995 to $7.18B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, Germany ranked 4 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.9), and 2 in total exports ($1.5T). That same year, South Africa ranked 59 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.16), and 36 in total exports ($115B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, Germany was ranked 18 with a GDP Per Capita of $47,603, and South Africa was ranked 97 with a GDP Per Capita of $6,374.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, Germany exported $10.3B to South Africa. The main products exported from Germany to South Africa were Vehicle Parts ($1.47B), Cars ($997M), and Spark-Ignition Engines ($339M). During the last 23 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 4.12%, from $4.06B in 1995 to $10.3B in 2018.

In 2018, South Africa exported $7.18B to Germany. The main products exported from South Africa to Germany were Cars ($2.9B), Platinum ($843M), and Centrifuges ($679M). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 5.89%, from $1.93B in 1995 to $7.18B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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Germany
Top Destination
: United States, $132B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $18.1B

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 2018, countries that imported more from Germany than South Africa were United States ($132B), France ($121B), and China ($109B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from South Africa than Germany were Mozambique ($2.99B), Zambia ($2.77B), and Zimbabwe ($2.46B).

Comparative Advantage Germany - South Africa

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

During 2018, Germany had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($3.38B), Transportation ($2.83B), and Chemical Products ($1.4B).

During 2018, South Africa had a large net trade with Germany in the exports of Transportation ($3.54B), Precious Metals ($883M), and Machines ($882M).

Tariff Section

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

In 2017, the products from Germany that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Meat and edible meat offal: salted, in brine, dried or smoked: edible flours, meals of meat or meat offal, of whales, dolphins, porpoises (of order Cetacea): manatees, dugongs (of order Sirenia): seals, sea lions, and walruses (of suborder Pinnipedia) (141%) and Meat, meat offal and blood, prepared or preserved, ne (101%).

In 2018, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Germany were Worn clothing and other worn articles (46.7%) and Bovine carcasses and half carcasses, fresh or chilled (40%).

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*The tariffs present between Germany and South Africa are:
122: EU preferential tariff for sugar producing countries
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
302: Preferential tariff for South Africa

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between Germany and South Africa. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2016, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.12B, with Transportation ($331M), Computer and information services ($303M), and Other business services ($298M) 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 red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Germany has comparative advantage over South Africa. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more South Africa has comparative advantage over Germany.