Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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São Tomé and Principe | 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 São Tomé and Principe World Exports Value (US$) 10 562 590.00 12 087 302.00 9 858 888.00
Imports Value (US$) 147 049 579.00 148 305 957.00 147 666 945.00

The value of merchandise exports from São Tomé and Principe totalled $ 9.85 million in 2019. Overall commodity exports from São Tomé and Principe decreased by 18.4% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 2.22 million (the value of merchandise exports from São Tomé and Principe amounted to $12 million in 2018)

São Tomé and Principe's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from São Tomé and Principe in 2019:

  • Areas, nes with a share of 90% (8.93 million US$)
  • Portugal with a share of 1.76% (173 thousand US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.69% (166 thousand US$)
  • Slovenia with a share of 1.64% (161 thousand US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 1.34% (132 thousand US$)
  • USA - 72 thousand US$
  • Angola - 69 thousand US$
  • Canada - 68 thousand US$
  • France - 34 thousand US$
  • Brazil - 21 thousand US$

Exports structure from São Tomé and Principe in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 74% (7.36 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 7.97% (785 thousand US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 4.35% (429 thousand US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 2.86% (282 thousand US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 2.05% (202 thousand US$): 49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • 1.77% (175 thousand US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.54% (152 thousand US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.771% (76 thousand US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 0.594% (58 thousand US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.484% (47 thousand US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did São Tomé and Principe export in 2019?

São Tomé and Principe's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 70% ($6.96 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
  • 5.39% ($532 thousand): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 4.29% ($423 thousand): 8906 - Other vessels, including warships and lifeboats other than rowing boats.
  • 4.03% ($397 thousand): 1806 - Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
  • 2.73% ($269 thousand): 0904 - Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.
  • 2.57% ($253 thousand): 1513 - Coconut (copra), palm kernel or babassu oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.64% ($161 thousand): 4907 - Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title.
  • 1.54% ($152 thousand): 9015 - Surveying (including photogrammetrical surveying), hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments and appliances, excluding compasses; rangefinders.
  • 1.46% ($144 thousand): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 0.771% ($76 thousand): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.

The value of merchandise imports to São Tomé and Principe totalled $ 147 million in 2019. Overall commodity imports to São Tomé and Principe decreased by 0.43% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 639 thousand (the value of merchandise imports to São Tomé and Principe was equal to $148 million in 2018)

São Tomé and Principe's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of São Tomé and Principe in 2019:

  • Portugal with a share of 48% (72 million US$)
  • Angola with a share of 19.6% (29 million US$)
  • China with a share of 6.08% (8.97 million US$)
  • Nigeria with a share of 4.58% (6.77 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.55% (5.25 million US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 1.8% (2.66 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 1.72% (2.54 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 1.57% (2.33 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 1.22% (1.8 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 1.16% (1.72 million US$)

Imports structure to São Tomé and Principe in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 23% (34 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.57% (9.7 million US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • 6.34% (9.37 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.25% (9.24 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.55% (8.19 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.06% (5.99 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.48% (5.15 million US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • 2.91% (4.3 million US$): 49 - Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • 2.51% (3.7 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.5% (3.69 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

What did São Tomé and Principe import in 2019?

São Tomé and Principe's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 22% ($33 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.
  • 4.03% ($5.95 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 3.79% ($5.6 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.
  • 2.84% ($4.19 million): 2204 - Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
  • 2.69% ($3.97 million): 4907 - Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new issue in the country in which they have, or will have, a recognised face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; cheque forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar documents of title.
  • 2.44% ($3.61 million): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.
  • 2.26% ($3.34 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 2.22% ($3.27 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 2.09% ($3.09 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.
  • 1.43% ($2.11 million): 6309 - Worn clothing and other worn articles.

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