Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Namibia World Exports Value (US$) 4 040 273 925.00 4 729 337 437.00 5 870 619 650.00 5 848 291 950.00 5 900 940 853.00 5 376 995 496.00 6 337 215 726.00 5 983 840 058.00 4 628 291 751.00 4 815 846 406.00 5 229 360 925.00 7 488 296 000.00
Imports Value (US$) 4 025 998 874.00 4 688 570 014.00 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

The value of total merchandise exports from Namibia totalled $ 7.48 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Namibia increased by 43% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 2.25 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Namibia amounted to $5.22 billion in 2017)

Namibia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Namibia in 2018:

  • China with a share of 16.6% (1.24 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 15.1% (1.13 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 9.44% (707 million US$)
  • Botswana with a share of 9.38% (703 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 6.57% (492 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.27% (469 million US$)
  • Marshall Islands with a share of 4.76% (356 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 3.89% (292 million US$)
  • France with a share of 3.64% (272 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 3.53% (264 million US$)

Exports structure from Namibia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 26% (1.95 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 20% (1.55 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 11.8% (884 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 11% (825 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 9.73% (728 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 2.8% (210 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 2.68% (201 million US$): 79 - Zinc and articles thereof
  • 1.51% (113 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.22% (91 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 1.22% (91 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did Namibia export in 2018?

Namibia's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 22% ($1.67 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 17% ($1.27 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 8.78% ($657 million): 2612 - Uranium or thorium ores and concentrates.
  • 5.45% ($408 million): 8906 - Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
  • 4.74% ($355 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 4.6% ($345 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 4.42% ($331 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 3.83% ($287 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.24% ($243 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 2.66% ($199 million): 7901 - Unwrought zinc.

The value of total merchandise imports to Namibia totalled $ 8.28 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Namibia increased by 22% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 1.51 billion in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Namibia was equal to $6.77 billion in 2017)

Namibia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Namibia in 2018:

  • South Africa with a share of 44% (3.68 billion US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 14.1% (1.16 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.65% (468 million US$)
  • The Bahamas with a share of 5.18% (429 million US$)
  • Botswana with a share of 4.07% (338 million US$)
  • Bulgaria with a share of 2.47% (205 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.39% (198 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.99% (165 million US$)
  • India with a share of 1.71% (142 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 1.47% (122 million US$)

Imports structure to Namibia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13.8% (1.14 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 10.3% (859 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.84% (816 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 7.24% (600 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.09% (588 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.56% (378 million US$): 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
  • 4.41% (365 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.99% (331 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 2.73% (226 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.4% (199 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Namibia import in 2018?

Namibia's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 12.1% ($1 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 9.98% ($827 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.
  • 7.65% ($634 million): 8906 - Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
  • 4.09% ($339 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 3.92% ($325 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.6% ($216 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 2.36% ($195 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.
  • 1.6% ($132 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 1.44% ($119 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.03% ($85 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.

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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018