Overview: In 2018 Sao Tome and Principe was the number 190 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 205 in total exports, and the number 200 in total imports. In 2018, Sao Tome and Principe exported $23.2M and imported $161M, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$137M. In 2018, Sao Tome and Principe's exports per capita were $110 and its imports per capita were $761.
Trade: The top exports of Sao Tome and Principe are Cocoa Beans ($12M), Gas Turbines ($2.95M), Aircraft Parts ($992k), Opto-Electric Instrument Parts ($720k), and Cars ($644k). The top imports of Sao Tome and Principe are Refined Petroleum ($29.1M), Cars ($4.29M), Rice ($4.04M), Wine ($3.93M), and Flavored Water ($3.9M).
Destinations: Sao Tome and Principe exports mostly to Netherlands ($4.62M), Poland ($3.16M), Singapore ($3.01M), Portugal ($2.91M), and Belgium-Luxembourg ($2.52M), and imports mostly from Portugal ($79.8M), Angola ($32.6M), China ($10.6M), United States ($3.2M), and Malaysia ($3.11M).
Location: Sao Tome and Principe borders Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger by land and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria by sea.