Imports to Sao Tome and Principe surged 6.2 percent year-on-year to USD 34.3 million in Q4 2018, boosted by purchases of petroleum products (51.8 percent) and consumer goods (2.4 percent). On the other hand, imports fell for capital goods (-12 percent) and others (-4.8 percent). Imports in Sao Tome and Principe averaged 21.84 USD Million from 1999 until 2018, 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.

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Sao Tome and Principe Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -30.19 -30.74 -1.55 -40.65 USD Million [+]
Current Account -73.15 -61.49 8.70 -103.94 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -24.70 -31.70 -14.10 -43.00 percent [+]
Imports 34.32 32.52 42.28 3.23 USD Million [+]
Exports 4.10 1.80 4.64 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.32 32.52 42.28 3.23 1999 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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