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About

South Africa-Sierra Leone Trade: In 2022, South Africa exported $51.9M to Sierra Leone. The main products that South Africa exported to Sierra Leone were Other Locomotives ($7.29M), Liquid Pumps ($6.9M), and Stone Processing Machines ($5.36M). Over the past 5 years the exports of South Africa to Sierra Leone have increased at an annualized rate of 75%, from $3.16M in 2017 to $51.9M in 2022.

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

Sierra Leone-South Africa Trade: In 2022, Sierra Leone exported $2.78M to South Africa. The main products that Sierra Leone exported to South Africa were Non-Retail Synthetic Filament Yarn ($647k), Locomotive Parts ($436k), and Scrap Copper ($374k). Over the past 5 years the exports of Sierra Leone to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 65.3%,  from $226k in 2017 to $2.78M in 2022.

In 2022, Sierra Leone 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, Sierra Leone ranked 159 in total exports ($1.15B), and does not have data regarding Economic Complexity Index.

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2022, South Africa exported $51.9M to Sierra Leone. The main products exported from South Africa to Sierra Leone were Other Locomotives ($7.29M), Liquid Pumps ($6.9M), and Stone Processing Machines ($5.36M). During the last 5 years the exports of South Africa to Sierra Leone have increased at an annualized rate of 75%, from $3.16M in 2017 to $51.9M in 2022.

In 2017, Sierra Leone exported $2.78M to South Africa. The main products exported from Sierra Leone to South Africa were Non-Retail Synthetic Filament Yarn ($647k), Locomotive Parts ($436k), and Scrap Copper ($374k). During the last 22 years the exports of Sierra Leone to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 65.3%, from $226k in 1995 to $2.78M in 2017.

Exports from South Africa (Flag) to Sierra Leone (Flag) (2022)

Exports from Sierra Leone (Flag) to South Africa (Flag) (2022)

Market Competitiveness

Color
South Africa
Top Destination
China$23.4B
Sierra Leone
Top Destination
China$622M

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

In 2022, countries that imported more from South Africa than Sierra Leone included China ($23.4B), United States ($10.9B), and Germany ($9.96B).

In 2022, no countries were registered that imported more from Sierra Leone than from South Africa.

Difference in imports from Sierra Leone (Flag) and South Africa (Flag) (2022)

Comparative Advantage South Africa - Sierra Leone

Flow
Scale

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

During 2022, South Africa had a large net trade with Sierra Leone in the exports of Machines ($29.3M), Transportation ($10.3M), and Plastics and Rubbers ($8.43M).

During 2017, Sierra Leone had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Machines ($718k), Textiles ($690k), and Transportation ($594k).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

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

Product Space of South Africa (Flag) and Sierra Leone (Flag) (2022)

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