Exports from South Africa jumped 7.5 percent month-over-month to ZAR 105.41 billion in March 2019, mainly driven by shipments of mineral products (16 percent); precious metals & stones (17 percent); machinery & electronics (9 percent) and chemical products (9 percent). In contrast, sales of base metals went down (-4 percent). The most important export partners were: China (10.8 percent of total exports), Germany (8.8 percent), India (5.7 percent), the US (5.7 percent) and Japan (4.6 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 19186.91 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 119962.08 ZAR Million in October of 2018 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 5004.63 3867.19 17164.95 -26947.43 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -110158.00 -180404.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -2.50 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 100401.54 94210.94 125808.00 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 105406.17 98078.13 119962.08 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 172384.00 168147.00 183239.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1205901.00 1561510.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.30 125.30 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 102.30 105.00 109.50 42.20 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.26 4.09 4.26 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 74.00 65.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 1.00 1.00 58.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1854.00 1885.00 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
105406.17 98078.13 119962.08 55.80 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly




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