Exports from South Africa fell 11.2 percent year-on-year to ZAR 103.31 billion in December 2019, amid decreases in sales of vehicles & transport equipment (-50 percent); machinery & electronics (-16 percent); base metals (-6 percent) and precious metals & stones (-3 percent). The only exception was registered for vegetable products (17 percent). Main export partners were China (11% of total sales), the US (7.5%), Germany (7.1%), the UK (6.9%) and India (5.2%). Considering 2019 as a whole, shipments advanced 4.1 percent over a year ago to ZAR 1,298 billion.

Exports in South Africa averaged 20289.65 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 122784.59 ZAR Million in October of 2019 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958. 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. source: South African Revenue Service

Exports in South Africa is expected to be 90000.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in South Africa to stand at 98000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Exports is projected to trend around 106000.00 ZAR Million in 2021 and 108000.00 ZAR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.


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South Africa Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103312.96 116330.36 122784.59 55.80 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly


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.

South Africa Exports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 5550143.86 5968153.28 ZAR THO Dec/19
Mineral Products 23480.01 24046.31 ZAR Million Dec/19
Precious Metals 23457.78 24130.47 ZAR Million Dec/19
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 10381.80 10866.12 ZAR Million Dec/19
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 5441.32 5537.57 ZAR Million Dec/19
Vegetable Products 3766.65 3032.42 ZAR Million Dec/19
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3189.59 3341.34 ZAR Million Dec/19
Plastic & Rubber Articles 1481.32 1682.80 ZAR Million Dec/19
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1466.67 1603.45 ZAR Million Dec/19
Live Animals & Animal Products 1136.95 1011.93 ZAR Million Dec/19
Textiles & Textile Products 945.89 1373.86 ZAR Million Dec/19
Wood & Wood Products 399.33 254.78 ZAR Million Dec/19
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 369.36 401.20 ZAR Million Dec/19
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 216.58 242.58 ZAR Million Dec/19
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 137.74 110.63 ZAR Million Dec/19
Works of Art & Antiques 70.87 76.02 ZAR Million Dec/19

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