Angola Balance of Trade

Angola recorded a trade surplus of 9803.47 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Angola is reported by the National Bank of Angola. Balance of Trade in Angola averaged 15191.36 USD Million from 2002 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 42932 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of 4028.10 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2003. Angola exports mostly crude oil (more than 90% of total exports) and small quantities of diamonds, coffee, sisal and fish. Angola main exports partners are China (more than 40% of total exports), followed by the United States, India, France, Taiwan, South Africa and Canada. Angola imports machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles and military goods. Portugal is the main supplier of the Angolan economy (18% of total imports) followed by China, United States, Brazil and South Africa. This page provides - Angola Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
9803.47 11434.93 42932.00 4028.10 8812.61 | 2014/06 2002 - 2013 USD Million Quarterly

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Angola Balance of Trade
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Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Current Account to GDP 8.20 2012-12-31 9.60 25.63 -31.30 11.10 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Balance of Trade 9803.47 2013-12-31 11434.93 42932.00 4028.10 8812.61 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Current Account 10456.40 2012-12-31 13084.70 13084.70 -7571.60 10627.69 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 1750.00 2013-12-15 1750.00 2030.00 503.00 1778.46 2013-11-30 Thousands Barrels per Day [+]
Exports 16032.37 2013-12-31 17316.35 63913.90 8327.90 14416.55 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Imports 6228.90 2013-12-31 5881.42 22659.90 3760.10 5876.75 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
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Balance of Trade | Notes
The balance of trade is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports in an economy over a certain period of time. A positive balance of trade is known as a trade surplus and occurs when value of exports is higher than that of imports; a negative balance of trade is known as a trade deficit or a trade gap.


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