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2020
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Exports
: $1.4B, Rnk 18 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $521M, Platinum

2020
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Exports
: $269M, Rnk 49 / 217

2020
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Top Product
: $32M, Wheat

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

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.93, Rnk 29 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $335B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 40 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: -19.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 193 / 204

2020
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 GDP
: $1.65T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 9 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 1.74%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 160 / 204

2020
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GDP PC 
: $5,656, CURRENT US$
Rnk 106 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -30.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 190 / 204

2020
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GDP PC
: $43,258, CURRENT US$
Rnk 25 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -9.05%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 166 / 204

South Africa-Canada In 2020, South Africa exported $1.4B to Canada. The main products that South Africa exported to Canada are Platinum ($521M), Gold ($491M), and Citrus ($79.7M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Canada have increased at an annualized rate of 5.65%, from $354M in 1995 to $1.4B in 2020.

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

Canada-South Africa In 2020, Canada exported $269M to South Africa. The main products that Canada exported to South Africa were Wheat ($32M), Diamonds ($17.6M), and Excavation Machinery ($13M). During the last 25 years the exports of Canada to South Africa have decreased at an annualized rate of 0.72%, from $322M in 1995 to $269M in 2020.

In 2020, Canada exported services to South Africa worth $60.4M, with Travel ($21.6M), Royalties and license fees ($15.7M), and Transportation ($10.4M) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2020,  South Africa ranked 54 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.086), and 36 in total exports ($102B). That same year, Canada ranked 29 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.93), and 12 in total exports ($371B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, South Africa exported $1.4B to Canada. The main products exported from South Africa to Canada were Platinum ($521M), Gold ($491M), and Citrus ($79.7M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Canada have increased at an annualized rate of 5.65%, from $354M in 1995 to $1.4B in 2020.

In 2020, Canada exported $269M to South Africa. The main products exported from Canada to South Africa were Wheat ($32M), Diamonds ($17.6M), and Excavation Machinery ($13M). During the last 25 years the exports of Canada to South Africa have decreased at an annualized rate of 0.72%, from $322M in 1995 to $269M in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

Canada
Top Destination
: United States, $264B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than Canada were India ($7.88B), Botswana ($3.46B), and Mozambique ($3.06B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Canada than South Africa were United States ($264B), China ($19.3B), and United Kingdom ($13.2B).

Comparative Advantage South Africa - Canada

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Flow

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

During 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with Canada in the exports of Precious Metals ($1.01B), Vegetable Products ($142M), and Mineral Products ($55.2M).

During 2020, Canada had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($83.3M), Vegetable Products ($40.6M), and Chemical Products ($36.5M).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2020, Canada exported services to South Africa worth $60.4M, with Travel ($21.6M), Royalties and license fees ($15.7M), and Transportation ($10.4M) 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 South Africa has comparative advantage over Canada. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Canada has comparative advantage over South Africa.