Exports from South Africa rose 10.7 percent month-over-month to ZAR 98.14 billion in February 2019, mainly boosted by higher sales of vehicle & transport equipments (126 percent); machinery & electronics (19 percent) and base metals (12 percent). Meanwhile, sales declined for precious metals & stones (-10 percent) and mineral products (-7 percent). The most important export partners were: Germany 9.6 percent of total exports), China (8.8 percent), the US (6.8 percent), Japan (5.3 percent) and India (4.6 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 18964.82 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 119949.29 ZAR Million in October of 2018 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 3990.00 -13080.00 17165.02 -27436.54 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -110158.00 -180404.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.50 -2.80 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 90888.50 98251.36 125818.64 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 87609.66 77831.69 119949.29 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 172384.00 168147.00 183239.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1205901.00 1561510.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.30 125.30 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 102.30 105.00 109.50 42.20 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.26 4.09 4.26 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 74.00 65.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 1.00 1.00 58.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1854.00 1885.00 2101.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
87609.66 77831.69 119949.29 55.80 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly




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