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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Seychelles | 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 Seychelles World Exports Value (US$) 326 646 146.00 417 797 568.00 968 566 735.00 658 821 911.00 574 183 134.00 551 249 859.00 473 849 406.00 483 692 193.00 591 585 318.00 846 972 441.00 824 038 383.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 1 437 735 992.00

The value of merchandise exports from Seychelles totalled $ 824 million in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Seychelles decreased by 2.7% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 22 million (the value of merchandise exports from Seychelles amounted to $846 million in 2018)

Seychelles's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Seychelles in 2019:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 36% (302 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 14.7% (121 million US$)
  • British Virgin Islands with a share of 12.6% (104 million US$)
  • France with a share of 12.4% (102 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.1% (42 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.25% (18.5 million US$)
  • Mauritius with a share of 1.78% (14.7 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 1.32% (10.9 million US$)
  • Denmark with a share of 1.31% (10.8 million US$)
  • Areas, nes with a share of 1.31% (10.8 million US$)

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

  • 37% (307 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 28% (231 million US$): 16 - Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • 20% (167 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 7.41% (61 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 2.25% (18.5 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 1.77% (14.6 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 0.619% (5.1 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 0.447% (3.68 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 0.264% (2.18 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 0.244% (2.01 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

What did Seychelles export in 2019?

Seychelles's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 37% ($307 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.
  • 27% ($226 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 20% ($167 million): 8903 - Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
  • 7.14% ($58 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 2.25% ($18.5 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 1.74% ($14.3 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.
  • 0.619% ($5.1 million): 1504 - Fats and oils and their fractions, of fish or marine mammals, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 0.515% ($4.25 million): 1605 - Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
  • 0.261% ($2.15 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.

The value of merchandise imports to Seychelles totalled $ 1.43 billion in 2019. Merchandise imports to Seychelles increased by 26% compared to 2018. Goods imports grew up by $ 301 million in 2019 (the value of merchandise imports to Seychelles was equal to $1.13 billion in 2018)

Seychelles's imports 2019 by country

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

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 22% (318 million US$)
  • Qatar with a share of 13.9% (199 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.94% (114 million US$)
  • British Virgin Islands with a share of 7.3% (105 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 5.17% (74 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 4.99% (71 million US$)
  • China with a share of 4.68% (67 million US$)
  • India with a share of 4.41% (63 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.61% (37 million US$)
  • Mauritius with a share of 2.44% (35 million US$)

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

  • 25% (371 million US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 16% (231 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.44% (107 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 6.67% (95 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.17% (59 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.71% (53 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 2.67% (38 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 1.96% (28 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.65% (23 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.6% (23 million US$): 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

What did Seychelles import in 2019?

Seychelles's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 24% ($347 million): 8903 - Yachts and other vessels for pleasure or sports; rowing boats and canoes.
  • 15.9% ($228 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.
  • 7.14% ($102 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 1.78% ($25 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.
  • 1.26% ($18.1 million): 8803 - Parts of goods of heading 88.01 or 88.02.
  • 1.06% ($15.3 million): 8907 - Other floating structures (for example, rafts, tanks, coffer-dams, landing-stages, buoys and beacons).
  • 0.937% ($13.4 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
  • 0.814% ($11.7 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof.
  • 0.784% ($11.2 million): 8418 - Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
  • 0.766% ($11 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm.

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