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

Exports from South Africa declined 8.7 percent year-on-year to ZAR 93.09 billion from ZAR 102.02 billion in July 2017, mainly due to lower shipments of precious metals and stones(-21 percent); base metals (-12 percent); mineral products (-5 percent); machinery and electronics (-5 percent) and wood and wood articles (-30 percent). Major destinations for exports were China (8.7 percent of total exports), Germany (7.8 percent), the US (7.6 percent), Japan (5.3 percent) and Namibia (4.3 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 16892.99 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.

South Africa Exports
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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8985.60 10556.50 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 93094.40 102015.00 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 84108.80 91458.50 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 152793.00 142833.00 152793.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1155058.00 1249433.00 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 1868.00 1873.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
93094.40 102015.00 105163.26 55.80 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly