Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Namibia World Exports Value (US$) 4 729 337 437.00 5 870 619 650.00 5 848 291 950.00 5 900 940 853.00 5 376 995 496.00 6 337 215 726.00 5 983 840 058.00 4 628 291 751.00 4 815 846 406.00 5 229 360 925.00 7 488 296 000.00 6 256 147 591.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 8 086 034 607.00

The value of merchandise exports from Namibia totalled $ 6.25 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Namibia decreased by 16.4% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 1.23 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Namibia amounted to $7.48 billion in 2018)

Namibia's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Namibia in 2019:

  • China with a share of 23% (1.49 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 16.2% (1.01 billion US$)
  • Botswana with a share of 9.75% (610 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 6.93% (433 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 5.79% (362 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 4.66% (291 million US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 3.68% (230 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.26% (204 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 2.84% (178 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.32% (145 million US$)

Exports structure from Namibia in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (1.68 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 23% (1.48 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 13.4% (843 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 10.4% (654 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.48% (217 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 2.78% (174 million US$): 79 - Zinc and articles thereof
  • 2.25% (140 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 1.63% (102 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 1.53% (96 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 1.47% (92 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal

What did Namibia export in 2019?

Namibia's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 22% ($1.38 billion): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 19% ($1.19 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 11.4% ($713 million): 2612 - Uranium or thorium ores and concentrates.
  • 4.77% ($299 million): 0304 - Fish fillets and other fish meat (whether or not minced), fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 4.76% ($298 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 4.73% ($296 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 3.43% ($214 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 3.09% ($193 million): 8906 - Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
  • 2.78% ($174 million): 7901 - Unwrought zinc.
  • 1.7% ($106 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.

The value of merchandise imports to Namibia totalled $ 8.08 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Namibia decreased by 2.44% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 202 million (the value of merchandise imports to Namibia was equal to $8.28 billion in 2018)

Namibia's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Namibia in 2019:

  • South Africa with a share of 43% (3.49 billion US$)
  • Zambia with a share of 14.8% (1.2 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 3.9% (316 million US$)
  • Namibia with a share of 3.84% (311 million US$)
  • Bulgaria with a share of 3.05% (246 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.8% (226 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 2.42% (196 million US$)
  • Botswana with a share of 2.4% (194 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.12% (171 million US$)
  • Peru with a share of 1.65% (133 million US$)

Imports structure to Namibia in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 15.8% (1.28 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 11.6% (942 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.94% (561 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.9% (558 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.63% (536 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 6.25% (505 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.91% (316 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.76% (223 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 2.62% (211 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.58% (209 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

What did Namibia import in 2019?

Namibia's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 12.9% ($1.04 billion): 7402 - Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining.
  • 11% ($895 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.
  • 6.34% ($513 million): 2603 - Copper ores and concentrates.
  • 6.19% ($501 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.81% ($227 million): 7403 - Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought.
  • 2.4% ($194 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.96% ($158 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.
  • 1.39% ($112 million): 8906 - Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
  • 1.13% ($91 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.
  • 1.02% ($82 million): 4011 - New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.

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Namibia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019