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Trade in Namibia

Namibia was the world’s 97th largest exporter of goods and 118th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $6,696 and $369 million USD respectively. Namibia’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures, and agricultural products. In 2020, Namibia’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, South Africa and Botswana, with trade representing 75.14 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Namibia’s import values were $9,122 and $534 million USD respectively in 2021. Namibia’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were South Africa, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Namibia is part of 7 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as EFTA – SACU, EU – SADC and Namibia – Zimbabwe.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Namibia

Abbreviation

NA

Capital

Windhoek

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of uncodified civil law based on Roman-Dutch law and customary law

Language

English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Namibian dollar

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA)

  • Ministry of Industrialization and Trade (MIT)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA)

  • Ministry of Industrialization and Trade (MIT)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mr Mesag Mulunga
    Director: Directorate of Planning and Business Development
    Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform
    Phone: +(264 61) 208 7766

    Private Bag 13184

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Namibian Standards Institution (NSI)
    Ms. Lahya Hambinga
    Manager: Standards Publications, Sales & Information
    Phone: +(264) 61 386400; +(264) 61 386449
    Website: http://www.nsi.com.na

    37 Feld Street, Windhoek
    P.O. Box: 26364

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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