Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Seychelles | 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 Seychelles World Exports Value (US$) 326 646 146.00 417 797 568.00 968 566 735.00 658 821 911.00 574 183 134.00 551 249 859.00 473 849 406.00 483 692 193.00 591 585 318.00 846 972 441.00
Imports Value (US$) 986 354 443.00 1 180 307 192.00 1 720 932 845.00 1 279 816 316.00 924 711 414.00 1 075 327 066.00 975 247 806.00 1 647 989 714.00 1 348 462 645.00 1 136 551 339.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Seychelles totalled $ 846 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from Seychelles increased by 43% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 255 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Seychelles amounted to $591 million in 2017)

Seychelles's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Seychelles in 2018:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 23% (202 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 19% (161 million US$)
  • France with a share of 15.5% (131 million US$)
  • Cayman Islands with a share of 9.93% (84 million US$)
  • Marshall Islands with a share of 6.21% (52 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.29% (44 million US$)
  • Australia with a share of 2.95% (24 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.56% (21 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 2.26% (19.1 million US$)
  • Mauritius with a share of 2.14% (18.1 million US$)

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

  • 32% (276 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 25% (218 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 18.8% (159 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.71% (82 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 5.75% (48 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 2.3% (19.5 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.08% (17.6 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 1.15% (9.8 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 0.242% (2.05 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.229% (1.94 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind

What did Seychelles export in 2018?

Seychelles's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 32% ($274 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 25% ($218 million): 8903 - Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
  • 18.8% ($159 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.
  • 9.2% ($77 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 5.54% ($46 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 2.3% ($19.5 million): 1504 - Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.08% ($17.6 million): 2301 - Flours, meals and pellets, of meat or meat offal, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates, unfit for human consumption; greaves.
  • 1.15% ($9.8 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 0.211% ($1.79 million): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.

The value of total merchandise imports to Seychelles totalled $ 1.13 billion in 2018. Overall commodity imports to Seychelles decreased by 15.7% compared to 2017. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 211 million (the value of merchandise imports to Seychelles was equal to $1.34 billion in 2017)

Seychelles's imports 2018 by country

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

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 28% (319 million US$)
  • France with a share of 10.3% (117 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 7.42% (84 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 7% (79 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 6.42% (72 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.32% (60 million US$)
  • China with a share of 5.01% (56 million US$)
  • Mauritius with a share of 2.93% (33 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.67% (30 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.58% (29 million US$)

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

  • 20% (235 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 14.2% (162 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 8.42% (95 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 7.17% (81 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.52% (62 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 2.98% (33 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.5% (28 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.33% (26 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.95% (22 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 1.92% (21 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Seychelles import in 2018?

Seychelles's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 20% ($231 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.
  • 13.9% ($158 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 7.41% ($84 million): 8903 - Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
  • 1.31% ($14.9 million): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.03% ($11.7 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 1.01% ($11.5 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
  • 1.01% ($11.4 million): 1509 - Olive oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 0.875% ($9.95 million): 8309 - Stoppers, caps and lids (including crown corks, screw caps and pouring stoppers), capsules for bottles, threaded bungs, bung covers, seals and other packing accessories, of base metal.
  • 0.833% ($9.47 million): 7326 - Other articles of iron or steel.
  • 0.823% ($9.35 million): 8544 - Insulated (including enamelled or anodised) wire, cable (including co-axial cable) and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors; optical fibre cables, made up of individually sheathed fibres, whether or not assembled with electric conductors or fitted with connectors.

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