Exports from South Africa soared 8.4 percent month-over-month to an all-time high of ZAR 122.02 billion in August 2019, driven by shipments of mineral products (18 percent); precious & metal stones (10 percent); machinery & electronics (11 percent); vegetable products (6 percent) and vehicles & transport equipments (4 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 19797.86 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 122020.50 ZAR Million in August of 2019 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958.

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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6842.94 -3724.97 17088.56 -26851.81 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -204100.00 -143500.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.60 -2.50 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 115177.56 116286.31 125721.78 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 122020.50 112561.34 122020.50 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 180568.00 176004.00 183239.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1238165.00 1163574.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.31 125.30 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 106.80 107.10 109.50 42.20 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.26 4.09 4.26 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 149.00 103.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 26301.00 11733.00 52712.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]

South Africa Exports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 5963071.85 5436358.86 ZAR THO Aug/19
Mineral Products 26875.01 23913.41 ZAR Million Aug/19
Precious Metals 18393.86 16385.43 ZAR Million Aug/19
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 10709.93 10373.76 ZAR Million Aug/19
Machinery Mechanical & Electrical Appl 8584.35 7632.53 ZAR Million Aug/19
Vegetable Products 8246.67 7762.93 ZAR Million Aug/19
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 5895.31 6225.09 ZAR Million Aug/19
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3477.96 3275.70 ZAR Million Aug/19
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1720.15 1771.66 ZAR Million Aug/19
Plastic & Rubber Articles 1671.73 1741.45 ZAR Million Aug/19
Textiles & Textile Products 1029.73 636.42 ZAR Million Aug/19
Live Animals & Animal Products 869.18 918.41 ZAR Million Aug/19
Optical & Precision Intruments Watches 582.24 577.13 ZAR Million Aug/19
Stone Plaster Cement Ceramics & Glass 391.78 388.92 ZAR Million Aug/19
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 366.63 347.37 ZAR Million Aug/19
Wood & Wood Products 343.92 481.10 ZAR Million Aug/19
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 257.81 209.91 ZAR Million Aug/19
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 144.94 146.51 ZAR Million Aug/19
Works of Art & Antiques 112.69 85.78 ZAR Million Aug/19
Footwear Headgear Umbrellas & Walking 94.66 70.94 ZAR Million Aug/19

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South Africa Exports

In 2017, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (25.1 percent of total exports, including chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium, crude and coal), precious metals (16.7 percent, mainly gold, platinum, diamonds and jewellery), vehicles and aircraft vessels (11.9 percent), iron and steel products (11.9 percent), machinery (8.1 percent), chemicals (6.1 percent) and vegetables (5.4 percent). Main export partners are: China (9.7 percent of total exports), the United States (7.5 percent), Germany (7.1 percent), India (4.7 percent), Japan (4.7 percent) and Botswana (4.3 percent). Others include Namibia, the UK, Mozambique and Netherlands. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
122020.50 112561.34 122020.50 55.80 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly




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