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

Imports in South Africa declined 16.5 percent month-over-month to ZAR 90.2 billion in February of 2018, mainly due to lower purchases of machinery and electronics (-25 percent); mineral products (-16 percent); vehicles and transport equipment (-17 percent); chemical products (-12 percent); base metals (-24 percent) and original equipment components (-13 percent). The most important import partners were: China (18.6 percent of total imports), Germany (10.8 percent), the US (5.5 percent), Saudi Arabia (5.3 percent) and Nigeria (4.9 percent). Imports in South Africa averaged 17518.89 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2018, 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 430.00 -27100.00 18730.94 -27100.00 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 90593.80 80855.30 116185.90 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 90162.50 107977.80 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -137455.00 -98714.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.50 -2.80 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 173319.00 163311.00 173319.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1598893.00 1561724.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.30 125.28 183.51 123.48 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 1850.00 1916.00 2101.00 1.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
90162.50 107977.80 110258.82 66.10 1957 - 2018 ZAR Million Monthly




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