Exports from South Africa advanced 8.5 percent month-over-month to ZAR 122.32 billion in October of 2018, boosted by higher sales of mineral products (15 percent); vehicles and transport equipment (14 percent); prepared foodstuff (35 percent); and machinery and electronics (18 percent). On the other hand, exports dropped for vegetable products (-30 percent) and other unclassified (-59 percent). The most important export partners were: China (9.7 percent of total exports), Germany (9.4 percent), the US (6 percent), the UK (5.6 percent) and Japan (4.8 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 17892.44 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 116185.90 ZAR Million in November of 2017 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 -5549.90 -3826.40 18730.94 -27100.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -176577.00 -167380.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.50 -2.80 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 127873.80 116618.40 127873.80 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 122323.90 112792.10 122323.90 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 170811.00 183239.00 183239.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1293615.00 1331118.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.30 125.30 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.09 3.53 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 74.00 65.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1863.00 1961.00 2101.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Exports

In 2017, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (25.1 percent of total exports, including chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium, crude and coal), precious metals (16.7 percent, mainly gold, platinum, diamonds and jewellery), vehicles and aircraft vessels (11.9 percent), iron and steel products (11.9 percent), machinery (8.1 percent), chemicals (6.1 percent) and vegetables (5.4 percent). Main export partners are: China (9.7 percent of total exports), the United States (7.5 percent), Germany (7.1 percent), India (4.7 percent), Japan (4.7 percent) and Botswana (4.3 percent). Others include Namibia, the UK, Mozambique and Netherlands. 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
122323.90 112792.10 122323.90 55.80 1957 - 2018 ZAR Million Monthly




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