2022
Exports
$2.1BWorld Rnk 49 / 214
Flag Rnk 12 / 1213
2022
PRODUCT COMPLEXITY IN Refined Petroleum
-0.87Rnk 795 / 1025
2022
Imports
$17.1BWorld Rnk 19 / 225
Flag Rnk 1 / 1213
2022
ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of South Africa
0.076Rnk 59 / 133

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Exports In 2022, South Africa exported $2.1B in Refined Petroleum, making it the 49th largest exporter of Refined Petroleum in the world. At the same year, Refined Petroleum was the 12th most exported product in South Africa. The main destination of Refined Petroleum exports from South Africa are: Botswana ($1.03B), Lesotho ($220M), Eswatini ($166M), Democratic Republic of the Congo ($111M), and Zambia ($98.2M).

The fastest growing export markets for Refined Petroleum of South Africa between 2021 and 2022 were Botswana ($358M), Lesotho ($61.1M), and Eswatini ($48.2M).

Imports In 2022, South Africa imported $17.1B in Refined Petroleum, becoming the 19th largest importer of Refined Petroleum in the world. At the same year, Refined Petroleum was the 1st most imported product in South Africa. South Africa imports Refined Petroleum primarily from: United Arab Emirates ($3.56B), India ($3.51B), Saudi Arabia ($2.07B), Turkey ($1.09B), and Malaysia ($819M).

The fastest growing import markets in Refined Petroleum for South Africa between 2021 and 2022 were United Arab Emirates ($2.31B), India ($2.28B), and Turkey ($886M).

COMPANIES In 2023, leading companies such as Classic Fruit Company (1) were at the forefront of shipping Refined Petroleum from South Africa to the United States.

Latest Trends

March 2024

Subnational Monthly Trade

Time Scale
Flow
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EXPORT GROWTH (March 2023 - March 2024)ZAR657M(15.1%)
IMPORT GROWTH (March 2023 - March 2024)ZAR-9.53B(-31.5%)
MAIN EXPORTER (March 2024)DurbanZAR1.3B
MAIN DESTINATION (March 2024)BotswanaZAR1.37B

This section shows Refined Petroleum's exports and imports data at subnational level for South Africa. Click any date in the line plot, any subnational region in the geomap, or any destination or origin country to explore the exports or imports behavior of Refined Petroleum over time.

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Historical Data

Trade Balance

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EXPORTS (2022)$2.1B
IMPORTS (2022)$17.1B
NET TRADE (2022)-$15B

In 2022, South Africa exported $2.1B in Refined Petroleum. The main destinations of South Africa exports on Refined Petroleum were Botswana ($1.03B), Lesotho ($220M), Eswatini ($166M), Democratic Republic of the Congo ($111M), and Zambia ($98.2M).

In 2022, South Africa imported $17.1B in Refined Petroleum, mainly from United Arab Emirates ($3.56B), India ($3.51B), Saudi Arabia ($2.07B), Turkey ($1.09B), and Malaysia ($819M).

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Export Destinations (2022)

Import Origins (2022)

Market Growth

Flow
THE FASTEST GROWING Refined Petroleum EXPORT MARKETS FOR South Africa WERE (2021 - 2022):
Botswana$358M (53.3%)
Lesotho$61.1M (38.4%)
Eswatini$48.2M (40.9%)
THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Refined Petroleum BY South Africa WERE (2021 - 2022):
Namibia-$28.3M (-34.6%)
United Arab Emirates-$19.3M (-87.4%)
Tanzania-$5.31M (-40%)

Change in Exports by Market (2021 - 2022)

Market Concentration

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In 2022, South Africa's main exporting competitors in Refined Petroleum were:
In 2022, South Africa's main importing competitors in Refined Petroleum were:

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Trade Value of Refined Petroleum by Exporters

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