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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost county in Africa. It is bounded on the South by 2,798 kilometers of coastline stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area (more than 1 million square kilometers), and with close to 56 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. South Africa is often referred to as the "Rainbow Nation" to describe the country's multicultural diversity, with 11 languages as its official languages.

Trade Performance

In 2016 South Africa exported US$76.4 billion, making it the 36th largest exporter in the world. The top exports are led by gems metals, which represent 16.2% of the total exports of South Africa, followed by vehicles, which account for 12.4%. With respect to import, in 2016 South Africa imported US$79.0 billion, making it the 36th largest importer in the world. The top imports are led by machinery which represent 13.7% of the total imports of South Africa, followed by mineral fuels including oil, which account for 13.4%. The major trading partners of South Africa are China, the United States, India, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Competitive Industries

The leading industrial sectors in South Africa include building materials, iron and steel, packaging and paper industries. The mining sector also continues to form the core of the South African economy. It is the world's largest producer of chrome, manganese, platinum, vanadium and vermiculite, and the second largest producer of ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium. It is also the world's third largest coal exporter. Moreover, South Africa has been a world leader in diamond production.

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