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2020
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Exports
: $7.88B, Rnk 3 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $3.82B, Coal Briquettes

2020
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Exports
: $3.58B, Rnk 24 / 218

2020
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Top Product
: $653M, Packaged Medicaments

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

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.56, Rnk 40 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $335B, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: -19.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 186 / 195

2020
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 GDP
: $2.66T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 6 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 58.8%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC 
: $5,656, CURRENT US$
Rnk 97 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -30.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 182 / 195

2020
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GDP PC
: $1,928, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 42%, CURRENT US$
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South Africa-India In 2020, South Africa exported $7.88B to India. The main products that South Africa exported to India are Coal Briquettes ($3.82B), Gold ($1.41B), and Special Purpose Ships ($943M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 13.9%, from $304M in 1995 to $7.88B in 2020.

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

India-South Africa In 2020, India exported $3.58B to South Africa . The main products that India exported to South Africa were Packaged Medicaments ($653M), Refined Petroleum ($586M), and Cars ($487M). During the last 25 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $300M in 1995 to $3.58B in 2020.

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

Comparison In 2020,  South Africa ranked 54 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.086), and 36 in total exports ($102B). That same year, India ranked 40 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.56), and 18 in total exports ($284B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2020, South Africa exported $7.88B to India. The main products exported from South Africa to India were Coal Briquettes ($3.82B), Gold ($1.41B), and Special Purpose Ships ($943M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 13.9%, from $304M in 1995 to $7.88B in 2020.

In 2020, India exported $3.58B to South Africa. The main products exported from India to South Africa were Packaged Medicaments ($653M), Refined Petroleum ($586M), and Cars ($487M). During the last 25 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 10.4%, from $300M in 1995 to $3.58B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

India
Top Destination
: United States, $49.7B

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 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than India were Botswana ($3.46B), Namibia ($2.67B), and Zimbabwe ($2.31B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from India than South Africa were United States ($49.7B), United Arab Emirates ($18.1B), and Bangladesh ($7.91B).

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 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with India in the exports of Mineral Products ($4.28B), Precious Metals ($1.59B), and Transportation ($947M).

During 2020, India had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Chemical Products ($1.02B), Transportation ($645M), and Mineral Products ($597M).

Tariff Section

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

In 2019, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter India were Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured (199k%)and Undenatured ethyl alcohol > 80% by volume (108k%).

In 2019, the products from India that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Food preparations nes (150%)and Grape wines, sparkling (150%).

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

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