Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Namibia World Exports Value (US$) 5 870 619 650.00 5 848 291 950.00 5 900 940 853.00 5 376 995 496.00 6 337 215 726.00 5 983 840 058.00 4 628 291 751.00 4 815 846 406.00 5 229 360 925.00 7 488 296 000.00 6 256 147 591.00 5 600 210 898.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 24.131 -0.38 0.90 -8.879 17.857 -5.576 -22.653 4.052 8.586 43.197 -16.454 -10.484
Imports Value (US$) 6 208 418 827.00 5 979 722 908.00 6 457 277 385.00 7 132 032 336.00 7 574 548 144.00 8 530 994 350.00 7 697 157 051.00 6 721 043 529.00 6 778 202 853.00 8 288 940 141.00 8 086 034 607.00 6 823 461 437.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 32.416 -3.683 7.986 10.449 6.204 12.627 -9.774 -12.681 0.85 22.288 -2.447 -15.614

The value of merchandise exports from Namibia totalled $ 5.6 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Namibia decreased by 10.4% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 655 million (the value of merchandise exports from Namibia amounted to $6.25 billion in 2019)

Namibia's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Namibia in 2020:

  • China with a share of 34% (1.91 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 14.5% (813 million US$)
  • Botswana with a share of 8% (448 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 5.64% (316 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 5.22% (292 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 4.61% (258 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 4.23% (237 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 2.62% (147 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.34% (131 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.02% (113 million US$)

Exports structure from Namibia in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 30% (1.71 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 25% (1.43 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 13.2% (740 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 10.3% (582 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 1.46% (81 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 1.41% (79 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 1.34% (75 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 1.27% (71 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 1.2% (67 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.11% (62 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

What did Namibia export in 2020?

Namibia's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 23% ($1.31 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 18.5% ($1.03 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 11.1% ($624 million): 2612 - Uranium or thorium ores and concentrates.
  • 7% ($392 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.89% ($330 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 5.13% ($287 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 4.41% ($247 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 1.17% ($65 million): 2822 - Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides.
  • 1.14% ($64 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 1.12% ($62 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.

The value of merchandise imports to Namibia totalled $ 6.82 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Namibia decreased by 15.6% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 1.26 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Namibia was equal to $8.08 billion in 2019)

Namibia's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Namibia in 2020:

  • South Africa with a share of 36% (2.46 billion US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 19% (1.3 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 6.51% (444 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 5.48% (374 million US$)
  • China with a share of 4.5% (307 million US$)
  • Bulgaria with a share of 3.76% (256 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.54% (173 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.43% (166 million US$)
  • Peru with a share of 1.92% (131 million US$)
  • Chile with a share of 1.1% (75 million US$)

Imports structure to Namibia in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 22% (1.55 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 8.74% (596 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 8.42% (575 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.21% (424 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.18% (353 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5% (341 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.58% (244 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.51% (171 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.48% (169 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 2.19% (150 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

What did Namibia import in 2020?

Namibia's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 17.3% ($1.18 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 8.36% ($570 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 7.91% ($539 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.3% ($361 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 4.96% ($338 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.67% ($114 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.49% ($101 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.36% ($93 million): 2822 - Cobalt oxides and hydroxides; commercial cobalt oxides.
  • 1.04% ($71 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
  • 0.935% ($63 million): 3003 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.

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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020