Balance of Trade In Goods and Services (Local Currency) fell 127% to SZL -5.83 bil in Swaziland in 2017

Balance of Trade In Goods and Services (Local Currency) (SZL bil)
Economy | Swaziland | May 17, 2019
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Balance of trade in goods and services reached -5.83 SZL bil in 2017 in Swaziland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 127 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, balance of trade in goods and services in Swaziland reached an all time high of 0.040 SZL bil in 1974 and an all time low of -5.83 SZL bil in 2017. When compared to Swaziland's main peers, balance of trade in goods and services in Botswana amounted to 10.6 BWP bil, -257 MZN bil in Mozambique and 63.6 ZAR bil in South Africa in 2017.

Swaziland has been ranked 89th within the group of 163 countries we follow in terms of balance of trade in goods and services, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The external balance of trade in goods and services (formerly the resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously non-factor services).

Balance of Trade In Goods and Services (Local Currency) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Botswana BWP bil -3.83 -13.4 0.095 10.0 -1.93
Lesotho LSL bil -10.2 -13.6 -13.0 -13.2 -13.2 ...
Malawi MWK bil -90.6 -232 -140 -152 -210
Mozambique MZN bil -82.0 -200 -259 -273 -235
Namibia NAD bil -10.8 -17.9 -20.7 -34.3 -45.5
South Africa ZAR bil 24.5 -47.2 -81.4 -57.0 -52.2
Swaziland SZL bil -4.45 -3.95 -2.72 -2.33 -0.245
Tanzania TNS bil -6,962 -5,998 -7,740 -7,614 -6,178
Zambia ZMW bil 5.39 1.40 -5.50 -4.04 -10.2
Zimbabwe ZWD bil -2.80 -4.08 -2.80 -2.50 -3.68