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

Exports from South Africa fell 9.2 percent month-on-month to ZAR 91.8 billion in March of 2017, mainly driven by lower sales of vehicles & transport equipment (-18 percent), machinery & electronics (-18 percent), precious metals and stones (-8 percent), chemicals (-9 percent). In contrast, sales of mineral products went up 10 percent. Major destinations for exports were China (9.4 percent of total exports), Germany (7.7 percent), the US (6.9 percent), India (5 percent) and Japan (4.5 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 16552.63 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 5083.17 11283.50 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 91777.60 101064.00 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 86694.40 89780.60 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -91499.00 -76438.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 142833.00 141530.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1258642.00 1180301.00 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 1873.00 1958.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Exports Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
91777.60 101064.00 105163.26 55.80 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly