South Africa: Trade openness: exports plus imports as percent of GDP
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Africa from 1960 to 2017. The average value for South Africa during that period was 52.13 percent with a minumum of 37.49 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 72.87 percent in 2008.
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