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Imports of African Countries

This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.  South Africa tops the list of African imports followed be Egypt and Nigeria.  African Countries spend tremendous amount of their income on importing crude oil.  Nigeria is at an advantage here because it is an oil producing country.  Even though Nigerians are the most populated, their imports is reduced. This is one of the reasons Nigeria is placed third.

 

Country Africa Rank World Rank

Amount

South Africa 1 40 $ 33,890,000,000
Egypt 2 52 $ 14,750,000,000
Nigeria 3 53 $ 14,540,000,000
Morocco 4 57 $ 12,750,000,000
Algeria 5 60 $ 12,420,000,000
Tunisia 6 64 $ 10,300,000,000
Libya 7 77 $ 6,282,000,000
Liberia 8 87 $ 5,051,000,000
Angola 9 94 $ 4,080,000,000
Kenya 10 96 $ 3,705,000,000
Ghana 11 98 $ 3,240,000,000
Cote D'Ivoire 12 101 $ 2,781,000,000
Reunion 13 106 $ 2,500,000,000
Sudan 14 109 $ 2,383,000,000
Mauritius 15 113 $ 2,136,000,000
Ethiopia 16 119 $ 1,964,000,000
Cameroon 17 120 $ 1,959,000,000
Botswana 18 124 $ 1,753,000,000
Senegal 19 125 $ 1,753,000,000
Zimbabwe 20 128 $ 1,691,000,000
Tanzania 21 129 $ 1,674,000,000
Equatorial Guinea 22 135 $ 1,371,000,000
Namibia 23 136 $ 1,371,000,000
Uganda 24 141 $ 1,179,000,000
Mozambique 25 142 $ 1,142,000,000
Zambia 26 143 $ 1,128,000,000
Swaziland 27 144 $ 1,088,000,000
Gabon 28 145 $ 1,079,000,000
Congo, DR 29 152 $ 933,000,000
Mali 30 153 $ 927,000,000
Madagascar 31 154 $ 920,000,000
Mauritania 32 157 $ 860,000,000
Chad 33 160 $ 760,000,000
Benin 34 161 $ 726,000,000
Congo, Rep 35 164 $ 666,900,000
Djibouti 36 165 $ 665,000,000
Lesotho 37 166 $ 661,000,000
Guinea 38 167 $ 646,000,000
Burkina Faso 39 168 $ 633,600,000
Eritrea 40 173 $ 600,000,

 

 

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