Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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São Tomé and Principe | 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 São Tomé and Principe World Exports Value (US$) 10 562 590.00 12 087 302.00
Imports Value (US$) 147 049 579.00 148 305 957.00

The value of total merchandise exports from São Tomé and Principe totalled $ 12 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from São Tomé and Principe increased by 14.4% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 1.52 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from São Tomé and Principe amounted to $10.5 million in 2017)

São Tomé and Principe's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from São Tomé and Principe in 2018:

  • Netherlands with a share of 37% (4.56 million US$)
  • Portugal with a share of 24% (2.91 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 17.6% (2.13 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 9.47% (1.14 million US$)
  • France with a share of 4.94% (597 thousand US$)
  • Angola with a share of 1.87% (226 thousand US$)
  • Spain - 106 thousand US$
  • Côte d`Ivoire - 106 thousand US$
  • Italy - 99 thousand US$
  • USA - 48 thousand US$

Exports structure from São Tomé and Principe in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 69% (8.4 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 10.6% (1.28 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.82% (704 thousand US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 3.03% (366 thousand US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 2.49% (301 thousand US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.84% (222 thousand US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 1.65% (200 thousand US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.47% (177 thousand US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.16% (140 thousand US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 0.86% (104 thousand US$): 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

What did São Tomé and Principe export in 2018?

São Tomé and Principe's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 65% ($7.97 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
  • 5.95% ($720 thousand): 9033 - Parts and accessories (not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) for machines, appliances, instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90.
  • 5.82% ($704 thousand): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 4.61% ($558 thousand): 9015 - Surveying (including photogrammetrical surveying), hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments and appliances, excluding compasses; rangefinders.
  • 3.53% ($426 thousand): 1806 - Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
  • 2.14% ($259 thousand): 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.
  • 1.73% ($209 thousand): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.69% ($205 thousand): 0904 - Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
  • 1.65% ($200 thousand): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 1.35% ($164 thousand): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.

The value of total merchandise imports to São Tomé and Principe totalled $ 148 million in 2018. Merchandise imports to São Tomé and Principe increased by 0.854% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 1.25 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to São Tomé and Principe was equal to $147 million in 2017)

São Tomé and Principe's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of São Tomé and Principe in 2018:

  • Portugal with a share of 53% (79 million US$)
  • Angola with a share of 23% (34 million US$)
  • China with a share of 5.82% (8.63 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 1.57% (2.34 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.51% (2.24 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 1.36% (2.02 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.08% (1.61 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.07% (1.58 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.04% (1.54 million US$)
  • Gabon with a share of 1.03% (1.53 million US$)

Imports structure to São Tomé and Principe in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 22% (32 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.93% (11.7 million US$): 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
  • 7.85% (11.6 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.77% (10 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 6.07% (9 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.31% (4.91 million US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • 2.89% (4.28 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.81% (4.17 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.54% (3.76 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 2.49% (3.7 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did São Tomé and Principe import in 2018?

São Tomé and Principe's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 21% ($31 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.
  • 2.98% ($4.42 million): 2204 - Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
  • 2.9% ($4.3 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.
  • 2.77% ($4.1 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.46% ($3.65 million): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.
  • 2.24% ($3.32 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
  • 2.23% ($3.31 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.89% ($2.81 million): 1507 - Soya-bean oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.79% ($2.65 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 1.29% ($1.91 million): 3401 - Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent.

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São Tomé and Principe | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018