Flag South Africa / Tanzania Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $504M, Rnk 38 / 211

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $58.5M, Hot-Rolled Iron

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $102M, Rnk 14 / 148

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $10.7M, Mattresses

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.16, Rnk 59 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.44, Rnk 84 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $368B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 28.4%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $58B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 108%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $6,374, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 10.6%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $1,061, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 54.4%, CURRENT US$
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South Africa-Tanzania: In 2018, South Africa exported $504M to Tanzania. The main products exported from South Africa to Tanzania were Hot-Rolled Iron ($58.5M), Scented Mixtures ($31.2M), and Delivery Trucks ($27.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to Tanzania have increased at an annualized rate of 5.88%, from $135M in 1995 to $504M in 2018.

Tanzania-South Africa: In 2018, Tanzania exported $102M to South Africa. The main products exported from Tanzania to South Africa were Mattresses ($10.7M), Sports Equipment ($6.58M), and Wood Frames ($5.58M). During the last 23 years the exports of Tanzania to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 14.5%, from $4.48M in 1995 to $102M in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, South Africa ranked 59 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.16), and 36 in total exports ($115B). That same year, Tanzania ranked 84 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.44), and 106 in total exports ($5.78B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, South Africa was ranked 97 with a GDP Per Capita of $6,374, and Tanzania was ranked 169 with a GDP Per Capita of $1,061.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, South Africa exported $504M to Tanzania. The main products exported from South Africa to Tanzania were Hot-Rolled Iron ($58.5M), Scented Mixtures ($31.2M), and Delivery Trucks ($27.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of South Africa to Tanzania have increased at an annualized rate of 5.88%, from $135M in 1995 to $504M in 2018.

In 2018, Tanzania exported $102M to South Africa. The main products exported from Tanzania to South Africa were Mattresses ($10.7M), Sports Equipment ($6.58M), and Wood Frames ($5.58M). During the last 23 years the exports of Tanzania to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 14.5%, from $4.48M in 1995 to $102M in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $18.1B

Tanzania
Top Destination
: Rwanda, $667M

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from South Africa than Tanzania were China ($18.1B), United Kingdom ($8.81B), and United States ($7.92B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Tanzania than South Africa were Rwanda ($667M), Uganda ($359M), and Comoros ($48.2M).

Comparative Advantage South Africa - Tanzania

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

During 2018, South Africa had a large net trade with Tanzania in the exports of Metals ($127M), Machines ($80.5M), and Chemical Products ($78.7M).

During 2018, Tanzania had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Miscellaneous ($19.5M), Machines ($16.3M), and Vegetable Products ($12.2M).

Tariff Section

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

In 2018, the products from South Africa that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Tanzania were Worn clothing and other worn articles (46.7%) and Mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane: containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) (0.83%).

In 2018, the products from Tanzania that paid the highest import tariffs to enter South Africa were Raw sugar, beet (25%) and Sugars: cane sugar, raw, in solid form, as specified in Subheading Note 2 to this chapter, not containing added flavouring or colouring matter (25%).

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*The tariffs present between South Africa and Tanzania are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
347: Regional Preferential tariff for SADC countries

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between South Africa and Tanzania. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

To create custom forecast, or modify the parameters of the forecasting model, visit our Forecast Section.

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