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2019
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Exports
: $9.85B, Rnk 30 / 223

2019
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Top Product
: $1.17B, Vehicle Parts

2019
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Exports
: $8.1B, Rnk 3 / 214

2019
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Top Product
: $3.7B, Cars

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.92, Rnk 4 / 146

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.24, Rnk 57 / 146

2019
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GDP
: $3.86T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 4 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 13.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 158 / 187

2019
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 GDP
: $351B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 36 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 18.8%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 150 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $46,445, CURRENT US$
Rnk 18 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 12%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 135 / 187

2019
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GDP PC
: $6,001, CURRENT US$
Rnk 99 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 2.36%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 153 / 187

Germany-South Africa In 2019, Germany exported $9.85B to South Africa. The main products that Germany exported to South Africa are Vehicle Parts ($1.17B), Cars ($907M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($355M). During the last 24 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 4.06%, from $3.79B in 1995 to $9.85B in 2019.

In 2018, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.47B, with Transportation ($452M), Computer and information services ($346M), and Other business services ($341M) being the largest in terms of value.

South Africa-Germany In 2019, South Africa exported $8.1B to Germany . The main products that South Africa exported to Germany were Cars ($3.7B), Iron Ore ($808M), and Centrifuges ($666M). During the last 24 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 6.34%, from $1.85B in 1995 to $8.1B in 2019.

In 2019, South Africa did not export any services to Germany.

Comparison In 2019,  Germany ranked 4 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.92), and 3 in total exports ($1.44T). That same year, South Africa ranked 57 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.24), and 36 in total exports ($109B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2019, Germany exported $9.85B to South Africa. The main products exported from Germany to South Africa were Vehicle Parts ($1.17B), Cars ($907M), and Precious Metal Compounds ($355M). During the last 24 years the exports of Germany to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 4.06%, from $3.79B in 1995 to $9.85B in 2019.

In 2019, South Africa exported $8.1B to Germany. The main products exported from South Africa to Germany were Cars ($3.7B), Iron Ore ($808M), and Centrifuges ($666M). During the last 24 years the exports of South Africa to Germany have increased at an annualized rate of 6.34%, from $1.85B in 1995 to $8.1B in 2019.

Germany Exports

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South Africa Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Germany
Top Destination
: United States, $131B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $16.7B

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 ($131B), France ($115B), and China ($107B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than Germany were Botswana ($3.89B), Mozambique ($3.65B), and Namibia ($3.54B).

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 2019, Germany had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($3.21B), Transportation ($2.67B), and Chemical Products ($1.39B).

During 2019, South Africa had a large net trade with Germany in the exports of Transportation ($4.27B), Mineral Products ($1.34B), and Machines ($863M).

Tariff Section

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

In 2019, the products from Germany that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack > 2l (50.6k%) and 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) (242%).

In 2019, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Germany were Worn clothing and other worn articles (95.5%) and Sugars: cane sugar, raw, in solid form, other than as specified in Subheading Note 2 to this chapter, not containing added flavouring or colouring matter (53.1%).

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

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2018, Germany exported services to South Africa worth $1.47B, with Transportation ($452M), Computer and information services ($346M), and Other business services ($341M) 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.