Imports in South Africa increased to 151112.33 ZAR Million in May from 136277.04 ZAR Million in April of 2022. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 23473.39 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 151112.33 ZAR Million in May of 2022 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2022.

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 138200.00 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 150000.00 ZAR Million in 2023 and 145000.00 ZAR Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 28349.88 16006.28 ZAR Million May 2022
Imports 151112.33 136277.04 ZAR Million May 2022
Exports 179462.21 152283.33 ZAR Million May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
151112.33 136277.04 151112.33 66.10 1957 - 2022 ZAR Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA
South Africa Imports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 1937767.85 2320313.64 ZAR THO Apr/22
Mineral Products 34881.70 31563.22 ZAR Million May/22
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 17017.02 15804.52 ZAR Million May/22
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 8510.72 7726.13 ZAR Million May/22
Plastic & Rubber Articles 6402.25 5922.95 ZAR Million May/22
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 4834.72 3700.66 ZAR Million May/22
Textiles & Textile Products 3701.56 3717.09 ZAR Million May/22
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3237.08 3098.41 ZAR Million May/22
Vegetable Products 2313.39 3075.67 ZAR Million May/22
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1848.85 1475.16 ZAR Million May/22
Live Animals & Animal Products 1498.24 1254.79 ZAR Million May/22
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 1355.22 1328.01 ZAR Million May/22
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 1126.78 1113.07 ZAR Million May/22
Wood & Wood Products 397.30 354.94 ZAR Million May/22
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 303.86 237.99 ZAR Million May/22
Works of Art & Antiques 12.78 12.58 ZAR Million May/22

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