Namibia: Exports, percent of GDP

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 Namibia

Exports of goods and services as percent of GDP

 Latest value 37.63
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average 44.16
 Min - Max 31.86 - 70.39
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Namibia during that period was 44.16 percent with a minimum of 31.86 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 70.39 percent in 1980. The latest value from 2022 is 37.63 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 133 countries is 47.15 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Namibia - Exports, percent of GDP - recent values

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Namibia - Exports, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1980-2022




The exports of Namibia and other countries are calculated as the total amount of goods and services produced at home and sold abroad. Exports are often reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate their magnitude relative to the size of the economy.

If exports are about 15 percent or less of GDP the economy is considered relatively closed as only 15 percent of its products are sold internationally. That, for example, applies to the U.S. In contrast, many small European countries export over 40 percent of their production. They are considered more open to international trade.
Definition: Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 103.72 2021 percent
 Trade openness 94.01 2022 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 37.63 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 4.74 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 20.01 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 56.38 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 7.11 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 7.22 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.93 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 2.41 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -8.40 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -1.63 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -18.30 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -2.21 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 2.80 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.42 2022 percent
 Remittances 21.54 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -120.38 2022 million USD
 Foreign exchange reserves 53.75 9/2023 billion
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