Sao Tome and Principe recorded a trade deficit of 30.22 USD Million in the third quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Sao Tome and Principe averaged -20.24 USD Million from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -1.55 USD Million in the second quarter of 1999 and a record low of -40.65 USD Million in the third quarter of 2014.

Balance of Trade in Sao Tome and Principe is expected to be -29.33 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Sao Tome and Principe to stand at -30.57 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sao Tome and Principe Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -30.19 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-30 09:40 AM Balance of Trade $-27.7M $-29.0M $ -25.0M
2018-05-30 11:40 AM Balance of Trade $-31.1M $-27.7M $ -30M
2018-08-24 02:50 PM Balance of Trade $-31.3M $-31.1M $ -30.5M
2018-11-19 09:40 AM Balance of Trade $-30.2M $-31.3M $ -30.6M
2019-01-30 09:40 AM Balance of Trade -29.11
2019-05-30 11:40 AM Balance of Trade -31.04
2019-08-23 02:50 PM Balance of Trade -30.24


Sao Tome and Principe Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -30.22 -31.33 -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 32.52 33.97 42.28 3.23 USD Million [+]
Exports 2.30 2.64 4.64 0.10 USD Million [+]

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Sao Tome and Principe Balance of Trade

Sao Tome and Principe runs systemic trade deficits due its dependency on imports of food (22 percent of total imports), capital equipment (21 percent) and fuel (15 percent). The main export is cocoa (79 percent of total exports). Others include: pepper, coconut and chocolate. Main trading partner is Portugal (53.6 of total imports and 5.7 percent of total exports), followed by France, Spain and Netherlands. This page provides - Sao Tome and Principe Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sao Tome and Principe Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-30.22 -31.33 -1.55 -40.65 1999 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -16670.00 Nov/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 3799.40 Nov/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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