Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) fell to 52.3% in Angola in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Angola | May 17, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 52.3 % in 2017 in Angola, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.09 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Angola reached an all time high of 179 % in 1999 and an all time low of 52.3 % in 2017. When compared to Angola's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Botswana amounted to 73.8 %, 84.1 % in Namibia, 71.5 % in Zambia and 75.0 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Angola has been ranked 129th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 81 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Angola % 100.0% 91.8% 86.8% 79.3% 62.9%
Botswana % 104% 111% 123% 115% 106%
Central African Republic % 33.5% 33.4% 39.5% 50.6% 47.2%
Congo % 145% 144% 143% 143% 166%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 85.2% 68.4% 77.5% 78.7% 59.3%
Namibia % 103% 104% 99.2% 102% 107%
South Africa % 60.1% 60.9% 64.2% 64.4% 61.6%
Tanzania % 56.2% 54.4% 48.6% 45.4% 40.8%
Zambia % 76.2% 79.1% 84.6% 80.1% 79.9%
Zimbabwe % 89.5% 74.2% 58.7% 54.7% 56.7%