2022
Exports
$7.11MWorld Rnk 47 / 195
Flag Rnk 591 / 1213
2022
PRODUCT COMPLEXITY IN Water
-0.099Rnk 581 / 1025
2022
Imports
$64.7MWorld Rnk 15 / 222
Flag Rnk 270 / 1213
2022
ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of South Africa
0.076Rnk 59 / 133

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Exports In 2022, South Africa exported $7.11M in Water, making it the 47th largest exporter of Water in the world. At the same year, Water was the 591st most exported product in South Africa. The main destination of Water exports from South Africa are: Namibia ($3.94M), Eswatini ($856k), Kenya ($685k), Botswana ($400k), and Lesotho ($389k).

The fastest growing export markets for Water of South Africa between 2021 and 2022 were Namibia ($977k), Kenya ($622k), and Botswana ($290k).

Imports In 2022, South Africa imported $64.7M in Water, becoming the 15th largest importer of Water in the world. At the same year, Water was the 270th most imported product in South Africa. South Africa imports Water primarily from: Lesotho ($62M), Italy ($1.59M), United Kingdom ($264k), Iceland ($136k), and Norway ($95.3k).

The fastest growing import markets in Water for South Africa between 2021 and 2022 were Lesotho ($16.7M), Italy ($443k), and Iceland ($102k).

Latest Trends

April 2024

Subnational Monthly Trade

Time Scale
Flow
Color
EXPORT GROWTH (April 2023 - April 2024)ZAR-734k(-6.79%)
IMPORT GROWTH (April 2023 - April 2024)ZAR-3.09M(-53.4%)
MAIN EXPORTER (April 2024)DurbanZAR7.53M
MAIN DESTINATION (April 2024)NamibiaZAR6.03M

This section shows Water'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 Water over time.

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Historical Data

Trade Balance

Color
EXPORTS (2022)$7.11M
IMPORTS (2022)$64.7M
NET TRADE (2022)-$57.5M

In 2022, South Africa exported $7.11M in Water. The main destinations of South Africa exports on Water were Namibia ($3.94M), Eswatini ($856k), Kenya ($685k), Botswana ($400k), and Lesotho ($389k).

In 2022, South Africa imported $64.7M in Water, mainly from Lesotho ($62M), Italy ($1.59M), United Kingdom ($264k), Iceland ($136k), and Norway ($95.3k).

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Export Destinations (2022)

Import Origins (2022)

Market Growth

Flow
THE FASTEST GROWING Water EXPORT MARKETS FOR South Africa WERE (2021 - 2022):
Namibia$977k (33%)
Kenya$622k (990%)
Botswana$290k (264%)
THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Water BY South Africa WERE (2021 - 2022):
Mauritius-$90.8k (-97.2%)
China-$67.3k (-97%)
Hong Kong-$22.5k (-68.3%)

Change in Exports by Market (2021 - 2022)

Market Concentration

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In 2022, South Africa's main exporting competitors in Water were:
China $718M
Italy $705M
In 2022, South Africa's main importing competitors in Water were:

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Trade Value of Water by Exporters

Potential Exports

Potential Exports

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TOP EXPORT POTENTIALUnited States+ $64.4k
TOP IMPORT POTENTIALItaly+ $158k

Water’s highest export potential is United States. With an export gap of $64.4k.   Water’s highest import potential is Italy with an import gap of $158k.

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