Exports from Sao Tome and Principe soared 71.5 percent year-on-year to USD 1.6 million in Q1 2019, powered by sales of cocoa (59%); chocolate (41.8%) and coconut (15.7%). Meanwhile, shipments declined for coffee (-43.9%). Main export partners were the EU (91 percent of total sales), mostly Belgium (50.5%), the Netherlands (24.4%), France (8.3%); and Angola (5.1%). Exports in Sao Tome and Principe averaged 1.51 USD Million from 1999 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.43 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 0.10 USD Million in the third quarter of 1999.

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Sao Tome and Principe Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -32.70 -27.90 -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 34.35 34.32 42.28 3.23 USD Million [+]
Exports 1.62 6.43 6.43 0.10 USD Million [+]

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Sao Tome and Principe Exports

Sao Tome and Principe’s economy is dependent on exports of cocoa (79 percent of total exports). Others include: pepper, coconut and chocolate. Sao Tome and Principe main export partners are Netherlands (30 percent of total exports), Spain (16 percent), France (16 percent) and Belgium (14 percent). Others include: Portugal, Angola and United States. This page provides - Sao Tome and Principe Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sao Tome and Principe Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.62 6.43 6.43 0.10 1999 - 2019 USD Million Quarterly




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