Flag India / South Africa Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $4.38B, Rnk 24 / 211

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $642M, Cars

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $7.13B, Rnk 5 / 211

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $2.63B, Coal Briquettes

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.57, Rnk 45 / 137

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

GDP Flag (2018): $2.72T, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 127%, 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): $2,010, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 101%, 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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India-South Africa: In 2018, India exported $4.38B to South Africa. The main products exported from India to South Africa were Cars ($642M), Packaged Medicaments ($628M), and Refined Petroleum ($565M). During the last 23 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.2%, from $253M in 1995 to $4.38B in 2018.

South Africa-India: In 2018, South Africa exported $7.13B to India. The main products exported from South Africa to India were Coal Briquettes ($2.63B), Diamonds ($1.43B), and Gold ($1.05B). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 15%, from $284M in 1995 to $7.13B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, India ranked 45 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.57), and 16 in total exports ($326B). 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, India was ranked 152 with a GDP Per Capita of $2,010, and South Africa was ranked 97 with a GDP Per Capita of $6,374.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, India exported $4.38B to South Africa. The main products exported from India to South Africa were Cars ($642M), Packaged Medicaments ($628M), and Refined Petroleum ($565M). During the last 23 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 13.2%, from $253M in 1995 to $4.38B in 2018.

In 2018, South Africa exported $7.13B to India. The main products exported from South Africa to India were Coal Briquettes ($2.63B), Diamonds ($1.43B), and Gold ($1.05B). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 15%, from $284M in 1995 to $7.13B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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India
Top Destination
: United States, $52B

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $18.1B

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from India than South Africa were United States ($52B), United Arab Emirates ($27.1B), and Hong Kong ($12.8B).

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

Comparative Advantage India - South Africa

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

During 2018, India had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Transportation ($1.03B), Chemical Products ($1.01B), and Mineral Products ($587M).

During 2018, South Africa had a large net trade with India in the exports of Mineral Products ($3.34B), Precious Metals ($2.54B), and Metals ($405M).

Tariff Section

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

In 2018, the products from India that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Food preparations nes (150%) and Grape wines, sparkling (150%).

In 2018, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter India were Pineapples, otherwise prepared or preserved (55%) and Worn clothing and other worn articles (46.7%).

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

Trade Forecasts

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

To create custom forecast, or modify the parameters of the forecasting model, visit our Forecast Section.

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