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

Imports to South Africa advanced to ZAR 97.8 billion in September of 2017 from ZAR 97.4 billion in the previous month. Imports rose due to higher purchases of vegetable products (107 percent); mineral products (5 percent); chemical products (5 percent); prepared foodstuffs (11 percent) and animals and vegetable fats (47 percent). Imports came mostly from China (17.9 percent of total imports); Germany (11.8 percent); the US (6.7 percent); Saudi Arabia (4.7 percent) and India (4.2 percent). Imports in South Africa averaged 16955.87 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 4002.10 5975.49 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 101761.20 103377.00 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 97759.10 97436.10 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 158533.00 152128.00 158533.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1302312.00 1347125.00 1559295.00 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 1830.00 1868.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Imports

South Africa main imports are: machinery (25 percent of total imports), mineral products (16 percent), vehicles and aircraft vessels (10.4 percent), chemicals (10.4 percent), vehicle components (7.3 percent) and iron and steel products (5.5 percent). Main trading partners are: China (18 percent), Germany (11 percent), the United States (7 percent), India (5 percent) and Nigeria (4 percent), Saudi Arabia (3 percent). Others include: the United Kingdom, Thailand and Angola. . 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
97759.10 97436.10 110258.82 66.10 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly