Imports in South Africa decreased to 128137.26 ZAR Million in October from 134782.01 ZAR Million in September of 2021. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 22477.11 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 134782.01 ZAR Million in September of 2021 and a record low of 66.10 ZAR Million in September of 1961. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on December of 2021.

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 145000.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Imports is projected to trend around 140000.00 ZAR Million in 2022 and 110000.00 ZAR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 19782.04 22146.51 ZAR Million Oct/21
Imports 128137.26 134782.01 ZAR Million Oct/21
Exports 147919.30 156928.52 ZAR Million Oct/21
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.

South Africa Imports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 2614046.71 1926794.01 ZAR THO Oct/21
Mineral Products 19707.34 29460.27 ZAR Million Oct/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 14892.39 16405.41 ZAR Million Oct/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 8145.02 7123.54 ZAR Million Oct/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 5747.27 5720.98 ZAR Million Oct/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 4391.62 3486.16 ZAR Million Oct/21
Textiles & Textile Products 4228.72 4142.24 ZAR Million Oct/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2945.75 2744.14 ZAR Million Oct/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 2347.74 2088.94 ZAR Million Oct/21
Vegetable Products 2289.12 2901.92 ZAR Million Oct/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1365.54 1293.24 ZAR Million Oct/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 1152.61 1199.68 ZAR Million Oct/21
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 1089.51 784.19 ZAR Million Oct/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 353.58 314.22 ZAR Million Oct/21
Wood & Wood Products 310.76 274.83 ZAR Million Oct/21
Works of Art & Antiques 12.75 24.20 ZAR Million Oct/21

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