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2021
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Exports
: $9.5B, Rnk 5 / 211

2021
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Top Product
: $4.1B, Gold

2021
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Exports
: $6.01B, Rnk 23 / 214

2021
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Top Product
: $1.23B, Refined Petroleum

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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.098, Rnk 59 / 131

2021
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.61, Rnk 41 / 131

2021
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GDP
: $420B, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP GROWTH
: -8.35%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 163 / 182

2021
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 GDP
: $3.17T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 6 / 182

2011-2021
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GDP GROWTH
: 74.1%, CURRENT US$
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2021
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GDP PC 
: $6,994, CURRENT US$
Rnk 85 / 182

2011-2021
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -20.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 164 / 182

2021
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GDP PC
: $2,277, CURRENT US$
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2011-2021
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 56.2%, CURRENT US$
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South Africa-India In 2021, South Africa exported $9.5B to India. The main products that South Africa exported to India are Gold ($4.1B), Coal Briquettes ($2.22B), and Raw Copper ($693M). During the last 26 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 14.8%, from $262M in 1995 to $9.5B in 2021.

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

India-South Africa In 2021, India exported $6.01B to South Africa. The main products that India exported to South Africa were Refined Petroleum ($1.23B), Cars ($941M), and Special Purpose Ships ($699M). During the last 26 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 12.2%, from $303M in 1995 to $6.01B in 2021.

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

Comparison In 2021,  South Africa ranked 59 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.098), and 34 in total exports ($143B). That same year, India ranked 41 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.61), and 14 in total exports ($403B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
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In 2021, South Africa exported $9.5B to India. The main products exported from South Africa to India were Gold ($4.1B), Coal Briquettes ($2.22B), and Raw Copper ($693M). During the last 26 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 14.8%, from $262M in 1995 to $9.5B in 2021.

In 2021, India exported $6.01B to South Africa. The main products exported from India to South Africa were Refined Petroleum ($1.23B), Cars ($941M), and Special Purpose Ships ($699M). During the last 26 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 12.2%, from $303M in 1995 to $6.01B in 2021.

Market Competitiveness

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South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $20.6B

India
Top Destination
: United States, $71.2B

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

In 2021, countries that imported more from South Africa than India were Botswana ($4.47B), Namibia ($3.43B), and Zimbabwe ($3B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from India than South Africa were United States ($71.2B), United Arab Emirates ($25.4B), and Bangladesh ($14.1B).

Comparative Advantage South Africa - India

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

During 2021, South Africa had a large net trade with India in the exports of Precious Metals ($4.33B), Mineral Products ($3.11B), and Metals ($923M).

During 2021, India had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Transportation ($1.9B), Mineral Products ($1.26B), and Chemical Products ($1.06B).

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