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

Imports dropped 2.0 percent month-over-month to ZAR 88.8 billion in March of 2018, mainly due to a fall in purchases of vegetable products (-31 percent) and mineral (-14 percent). In contrast, purchases increased for base metals (13 percent) and machinery and electronics (6 percent). Main import partners were: China (18.1 percent of total imports), Germany (10.1 percent), the US (6.3 percent), Saudi Arabia (4.9 percent) and Thailand (3.8 percent). Imports in South Africa averaged 17715.24 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 9474.40 -603.30 18730.94 -27100.00 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 98287.10 90013.30 116185.90 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 88812.60 90616.60 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 1181071.00 1598893.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
88812.60 90616.60 110258.82 66.10 1957 - 2018 ZAR Million Monthly




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