Imports to Sao Tome and Principe advanced 7.2 percent from a year ago to USD 34.3 million in Q1 2019, mainly driven by purchases of consumption goods (15%), including food (12.2%); books, teaching materials (1501%); medicines (116.7%); and petroleum products (2.5%), namely gasoline (3.1%). In contrast, imports fell for capital goods (-6.5%). Major import partners were the EU (55.7%), of which Portugal (43.5%), Belgium (8.4%); and Angola (23.3%). Imports in Sao Tome and Principe averaged 21.99 USD Million from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 42.28 USD Million in the third quarter of 2014 and a record low of 3.23 USD Million in the second quarter of 1999.

Sao Tome and Principe Imports
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Sao Tome and Principe Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -30.40 -32.70 -1.55 -40.65 USD Million [+]
Current Account -62.67 -78.60 8.70 -103.94 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -24.70 -31.70 -14.10 -43.00 percent [+]
Imports 32.92 34.35 42.28 3.23 USD Million [+]
Exports 2.56 1.62 6.43 0.10 USD Million [+]

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Sao Tome and Principe Imports

Sao Tome and Principe main imports are: food (22 percent of total imports), capital equipment (21 percent) and fuel (15 percent). Others include: construction materials and beverages. Main import partner is Portugal (54 percent of total imports). Others include: Angola (22 percent), China (5 percent) and Nigeria (2 percent). This page provides - Sao Tome and Principe Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sao Tome and Principe Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32.92 34.35 42.28 3.23 1999 - 2019 USD Million Quarterly