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$406BCURRENT US$
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-6.57%CURRENT US$
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$3.39TCURRENT US$
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85.2%CURRENT US$
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$6,776CURRENT US$
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-17.1%CURRENT US$
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$2,389CURRENT US$
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66.6%CURRENT US$
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About

South Africa-India Trade: In 2022, South Africa exported $8.61B to India. The main products that South Africa exported to India were Gold ($3.33B), Coal Briquettes ($2.94B), and Raw Copper ($666M). Over the past 5 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 99.5%, from $273M in 2017 to $8.61B in 2022.

In 2022, South Africa did not export any services to India.

India-South Africa Trade: In 2022, India exported $4.12B to South Africa. The main products that India exported to South Africa were Refined Petroleum ($3.51B), Cars ($1.24B), and Packaged Medicaments ($573M). Over the past 5 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 68.4%,  from $304M in 2017 to $4.12B in 2022.

In 2022, India did not export any services to South Africa.

Comparison: In 2022,  South Africa ranked 59 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.076), and 34 in total exports ($147B). That same year, India ranked 40 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.64), and 15 in total exports ($468B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2022, South Africa exported $8.61B to India. The main products exported from South Africa to India were Gold ($3.33B), Coal Briquettes ($2.94B), and Raw Copper ($666M). During the last 5 years the exports of South Africa to India have increased at an annualized rate of 99.5%, from $273M in 2017 to $8.61B in 2022.

In 2017, India exported $4.12B to South Africa. The main products exported from India to South Africa were Refined Petroleum ($3.51B), Cars ($1.24B), and Packaged Medicaments ($573M). During the last 22 years the exports of India to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 68.4%, from $304M in 1995 to $4.12B in 2017.

Exports from South Africa (Flag) to India (Flag) (2022)

Exports from India (Flag) to South Africa (Flag) (2022)

Market Competitiveness

Color
South Africa
Top Destination
China$23.4B
India
Top Destination
United States$82.9B

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 2022, countries that imported more from South Africa than India included China ($23.4B), Botswana ($4.74B), and Switzerland ($6.43B).

In 2022, countries that imported more from India than South Africa included United States ($82.9B), United Arab Emirates ($31.6B), and Bangladesh ($13.8B).

Difference in imports from India (Flag) and South Africa (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage South Africa - India

Flow
Scale

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

During 2022, South Africa had a large net trade with India in the exports of Mineral Products ($3.56B), Precious Metals ($3.48B), and Metals ($1B).

During 2017, India had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Mineral Products ($3.59B), Transportation ($1.66B), and Chemical Products ($1.02B).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

This visualization shows the product space at the HS4 level with the flags of South Africa and India. This means that a dot/product with the flag of South Africa indicates it has a comparative advantage over India. Similarly, a dot/product with the flag of India indicates it has a comparative advantage over South Africa.

Product Space of South Africa (Flag) and India (Flag) (2022)

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