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Trade in Sao Tomé and Principe

Sao Tomé and Principe was the world’s 182nd largest exporter of goods and 157th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were 21 and 38 million USD respectively. Sao Tomé and Principe’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by manufactures, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Sao Tomé and Principe’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal, with trade representing 0 24.5 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Sao Tomé and Principe is the world’s 185th largest importer of goods and 68th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $166 and $7,433 million USD respectively in 2021. Sao Tomé and Principe’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products.  Leading import partners were Portugal, Angola and Togo.
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Official Name

Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe




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Legal System

mixed legal system of civil law based on the Portuguese model and customary law



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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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