Exports in South Africa decreased to 161473.21 ZAR Million in April from 168285.81 ZAR Million in March of 2021, weighed down by fewer shipments of mineral products (-2.6 percent); vehicles, aircraft, vessels & transport equipment (-13.0 percent); base metals & articles thereof (-12.0 percent); machinery & electronics (-9.6 percent); chemicals (-12.4 percent); and vegetable products (-23.2 percent). Exports to Asia, the largest export destination, declined by 1.4 percent. source: South African Revenue Service

Exports in South Africa averaged 22417.74 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 168285.81 ZAR Million in March of 2021 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2021.

Exports in South Africa is expected to be 175000.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in South Africa to stand at 125000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Exports is projected to trend around 140000.00 ZAR Million in 2022 and 130000.00 ZAR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
161473.21 168285.81 168285.81 55.80 1957 - 2021 ZAR Million Monthly


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.
South Africa Exports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 6764563.35 8614210.19 ZAR THO Apr/21
Precious Metals 39661.09 44043.53 ZAR Million Apr/21
Mineral Products 38385.08 39204.92 ZAR Million Apr/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 12018.53 13746.47 ZAR Million Apr/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 8255.57 9330.42 ZAR Million Apr/21
Vegetable Products 5868.79 7749.86 ZAR Million Apr/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3162.70 4029.53 ZAR Million Apr/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 1720.13 2128.82 ZAR Million Apr/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1521.08 1640.41 ZAR Million Apr/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1249.06 1287.15 ZAR Million Apr/21
Textiles & Textile Products 1234.02 1406.78 ZAR Million Apr/21
Wood & Wood Products 471.81 667.36 ZAR Million Apr/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 319.82 372.73 ZAR Million Apr/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 256.09 211.77 ZAR Million Apr/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 243.10 232.96 ZAR Million Apr/21
Works of Art & Antiques 74.89 80.57 ZAR Million Apr/21

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