South Africa Exports  1957-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Exports from South Africa increased 11 percent year-on-year to ZAR 103.4 billion from ZAR 93.1 billion in August of 2017, led by higher shipments of mineral products (21 percent); precious metals and stones (20 percent); base metals (12 percent); machinery and electronics (12 percent) while those of vehicles and transport equipment fell 17 percent. Major destinations for sales were China (9.9 percent); the US (8.1 percent); Germany (6.8 percent); Japan (4.7 percent) and Botswana (4.6 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 17011.78 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 105163.26 ZAR Million in June of 2016 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958.

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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5940.60 9330.50 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 103377.00 93094.40 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 97436.10 84108.80 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -110457.00 -91499.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 158533.00 152793.00 158533.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1347125.00 1155058.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.25 125.25 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 4.23 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 59.00 61.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1830.00 1868.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Exports

In 2015, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (20.6 percent of total exports, chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium and coal), precious metals (18 percent, mainly gold, platinum and diamonds), vehicles and aircraft vessels (12.6 percent), iron and steel products (12 percent), machinery (9 percent), chemicals (7.5 percent). Main export partners are: China (9 percent of total exports), the United States (8 percent), Germany (6.5 percent), Botswana (5.1 percent), Namibia (5.1 percent) and Japan (4.9 percent). Others include the UK, India, Belgium and Zambia. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103377.00 93094.40 105163.26 55.80 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly