South Africa: Exports, billion dollars

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 South Africa

Exports of goods and services, billion USD

 Latest value 124.76
 Year 2023
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 45.00
 Min - Max 2.24 - 135.92
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1960 to 2023. The average value for South Africa during that period was 45 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 2.24 billion U.S. dollars in 1960 and a maximum of 135.92 billion U.S. dollars in 2022. The latest value from 2023 is 124.76 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 138 countries is 179.17 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Exports, billion dollars - historical chart - 1960-2023

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. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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 Terms of trade 128.32 2021 percent
 Trade openness 65.06 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 33.54 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 124.76 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 7.39 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 31.52 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 123.53 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 2.27 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 9.19 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities -4,382.76 2023 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -1.60 2023 percent
 Current account, in dollars -6.16 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 2.02 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 1.19 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 60.55 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.22 2022 percent
 Remittances 872.86 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 1,263.43 2023 million USD
 External debt 43.38 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 24.95 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 70.93 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 1,152.50 9/2023 billion
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