This page displays a table with South Africa Exports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



South Africa Exports By Category Value Year
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $19.30B 2020
Ores slag and ash $12.78B 2020
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $8.38B 2020
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $6.90B 2020
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $4.94B 2020
Iron and steel $3.98B 2020
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $3.83B 2020
Aluminum $1.62B 2020
Electrical, electronic equipment $1.52B 2020
Miscellaneous chemical products $1.51B 2020
Plastics $1.24B 2020
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $1.12B 2020
Organic chemicals $1.06B 2020
Articles of iron or steel $974.45M 2020
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $908.22M 2020
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $774.04M 2020
Cereals $703.46M 2020
Copper $589.63M 2020
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $569.51M 2020
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $559.34M 2020
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $548.10M 2020
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $535.76M 2020
Miscellaneous edible preparations $477.62M 2020
Sugars and sugar confectionery $457.62M 2020
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $440.24M 2020
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $424.56M 2020
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $422.38M 2020
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $414.23M 2020
Pharmaceutical products $393.28M 2020
Rubbers $373.52M 2020
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $325.99M 2020
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $323.34M 2020
Nickel $305.53M 2020
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $299.95M 2020
Fertilizers $288.78M 2020
Meat and edible meat offal $276.43M 2020
Aircraft, spacecraft $271.41M 2020
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $260.53M 2020
Commodities not specified according to kind $259.35M 2020
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $251.78M 2020
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $245.96M 2020
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $237.33M 2020
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $234.87M 2020
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $220.01M 2020
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $205.92M 2020
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $204.46M 2020
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $177.44M 2020
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $176.66M 2020
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $166.76M 2020
Ceramic products $157.41M 2020
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $156.14M 2020
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $145.95M 2020
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $142.94M 2020
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $134.04M 2020
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $129.92M 2020
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $123.36M 2020
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $121.73M 2020
Glass and glassware $113.92M 2020
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $107.28M 2020
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $106.36M 2020
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $98.10M 2020
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $96.58M 2020
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $96.04M 2020
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $94.26M 2020
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $89.36M 2020
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $82.17M 2020
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $73.46M 2020
Live animals $70.48M 2020
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $65.45M 2020
Manmade staple fibers $58.43M 2020
Toys, games, sports requisites $49.56M 2020
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $47.26M 2020
Cotton $43.66M 2020
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $37.14M 2020
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $35.94M 2020
Manmade filaments $32.80M 2020
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $26.94M 2020
Lead $26.40M 2020
Clocks and watches $25.29M 2020
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $24.18M 2020
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $23.10M 2020
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $19.80M 2020
Products of animal origin $16.16M 2020
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $15.06M 2020
Headgear and $14.60M 2020
Lac, gums, resins $12.51M 2020
Knitted or crocheted fabric $11.46M 2020
Photographic or cinematographic goods $7.75M 2020
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $6.28M 2020
Zinc $6.09M 2020
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $2.79M 2020
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $1.99M 2020
Silk $1.97M 2020
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $1.79M 2020
Tin $1.44M 2020
Cork and articles of cork $780.73K 2020
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $423.95K 2020




South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 35832.57 27682.13 53829.82 -36052.20 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account 226400.00 311110.00 311110.00 -241123.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.20 -3.00 6.00 -7.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 126960.67 128154.10 134875.24 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 162793.24 155836.23 169256.69 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 165032.00 170603.00 185357.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 337611.00 291042.00 1598893.00 29341.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.35 125.35 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 37.00 142.00 235.00 0.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]
Terms Of Trade 125.70 131.90 131.90 42.30 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.36 4.51 4.51 0.22 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 557936.00 17422.00 557936.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]



South Africa Exports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 10865788.14 8753369.76 ZAR THO Nov/21
Precious Metals 47331.60 41274.39 ZAR Million Nov/21
Mineral Products 33195.97 29619.81 ZAR Million Nov/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 17546.82 14790.41 ZAR Million Nov/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 7737.33 7604.99 ZAR Million Nov/21
Vegetable Products 4284.66 6603.96 ZAR Million Nov/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 4239.64 4182.00 ZAR Million Nov/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1962.45 1808.62 ZAR Million Nov/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 1950.01 1822.30 ZAR Million Nov/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1267.80 1060.87 ZAR Million Nov/21
Textiles & Textile Products 1222.58 1175.99 ZAR Million Nov/21
Wood & Wood Products 619.17 547.40 ZAR Million Nov/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 444.35 421.16 ZAR Million Nov/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 347.89 305.36 ZAR Million Nov/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 286.15 285.53 ZAR Million Nov/21
Works of Art & Antiques 157.91 85.60 ZAR Million Nov/21