South African import/export

South Africa is the 34th largest export economy in the world, with an exportation based on Gold, Diamonds, Platinum, Cars and Coal Briquettes.  

Its main African export destinations are: Zambia (2.3%), Mozambique (2.2%) and Zimbabwe (2.1%), while the top internal import origins Nigeria (2.7%), Mali (1.7%) and Angola (1.7%). 

Overseas it focuses its export on China (18%), United Kingdom (9.6%) and United States (7.2%). It also imports chiefly from China (18%) and United States (6.6%), but Germany (9.0%) as well represents a key South African import origin.


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