About the SADC Trade Database

Southern African Trade Database: 2006 country trade data

The revision process that was carried out on the 2006 Southern African trade data has been completed. The 2006 data (for most of the SADC member states) are back online - please visit the database at http://data.sadctrade.org/st. If you have questions around the Southern African trade database, please contact Mbofholowo Tsedu, at mbofholowo@tips.org.za  or +27 12 431 7900 (tel) or +27 12 431 7910 (fax).

Data enclosed in the SADC Trade database is as follows:

 Country Data
 Trade Values
 Disaggregation Trade Volumes
Volumes unit
 Tariffs
 Angola*  -  -  -  -  -  -
 Botswana  1999-2006  US$-Local  HS 6
 No  -  Yes
 DR Congo*
 -  -  -  -  -  -
 Lesotho  1999-2003  US$ - Local
 HS 6
 No  -  Yes
 Madagascar  2000-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 6
 Yes  Kg  Yes
 Malawi  1998-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 8
 Yes  Not specified
 Yes
 Mauritius  2000-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 8
 Yes  Not specified
 Yes
 Mozambique  2000-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 6
 No  -  Yes
 Namibia  1998-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 6
 No  -  Yes
 South Africa
 1992-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 8
 Yes  Not specified
 Yes
 Swaziland  2000-2004  US$ - Local
 HS 6
 No  -  Yes
 Tanzania  2000-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 8
 Yes  Not specified & net weight (kg)
 Yes
 Zambia  1998-2006  US$ - Local
 HS 8
 Yes  net weight (kg)
 Yes
 Zimbabwe*  -  -  -  -  -  -
 SADC Combined**
 2000-2006  US$  HS 4
 No  -  N/a

NOTES:

* Refers to members not reporting trade data to UN COMTrade nor TIPS.
** SADC Combined refers to the combined trade of reporting members i.e. the combined total trade for the 10 members currently reporting trade data to the TIPS database.

Namibia: Partner queries: "High Sea", "Congo Brazzaville", "Korea" and "The Islands"
Some worksheets may also include "imports from various countries", "goods changing warehouses" and "export processing zones"

 

The database is available in two forms:

  • The web version, which currently has about 1000 users, including the SADC Secretariat, academics, civil servants and students throughout the region, is the most up to date.
  • The offline version is cut onto CDs, which TIPS researchers distribute when they conduct training sessions in countries with poor internet access. 

Please register for access here: http://data.sadctrade.org/st/Common/Login/register.aspx

The data base itself can be accessed here:

PLEASE NOTE THAT TARIFF DATA CAN BE ACCESSED HERE!!!!