South Africa Imports  1957-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports to South Africa declined 14.1 percent month-over-month to ZAR 88.6 billion in December of 2017, mainly original equipment components (-58% of total imports); base metals (-30 percent); chemicals (-18 percent) and machinery and electronics (-15 percent). On the other hand, purchases of mineral products went up 23 percent. The most important import partners were: China (18.9 percent of total imports); Germany (7.9 percent); the US (6.4 percent); Oman (5.5 percent) and India (5.0 percent). Considering full 2017, imports rose 0.7 percent. Imports in South Africa averaged 17180.22 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 110258.82 ZAR Million in October of 2014 and a record low of 66.10 ZAR Million in September of 1961.

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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 15720.00 13053.00 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 104320.30 116185.90 116185.90 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 88596.20 103132.80 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -108888.00 -110722.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 163311.00 158533.00 163311.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1329025.00 1351940.00 1559295.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.28 125.28 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.09 3.53 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 59.00 61.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 1.00 2.00 58.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1916.00 1830.00 2101.00 0.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Imports

South Africa main imports are: machinery (23.5 percent of total imports), mineral products (15.1 percent), vehicles and aircraft vessels (10 percent), chemicals (10.9 percent), equipment components (8.1 percent) and iron and steel products (5.3 percent). Main trading partners are: China (18.3 percent), Germany (11.5 percent), United States (6.6 percent), India (4.7 percent), Saudi Arabia (4.6 percent) and Japan (3.4 percent). Others include: the UK, Thailand, Italy and France. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
88596.20 103132.80 110258.82 66.10 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly




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