Imports to South Africa slumped 5.8 percent from a month earlier to ZAR 103.75 billion in June of 2019, as purchases fell for machinery & electronics (-15 percent); chemical products (-14 percent); vehicles & transport equipment (-12 percent) and base metals (-12 percent) while imports of mineral products went up 11 percent. Main import partners were China (17.0 percent of total purchases), Germany (10.4 percent), the US (6.0 percent), Nigeria (5.9 percent) and Saudi Arabia (5.3 percent). Imports in South Africa averaged 19440.77 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 125723.80 ZAR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 66.10 ZAR Million in September of 1961.

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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4419.50 1696.33 17164.95 -26943.97 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -142495.00 -110158.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -2.50 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 103754.35 110088.84 125723.80 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 108173.85 111785.16 120023.19 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 176004.00 172384.00 183239.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1213675.00 1350167.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.30 125.30 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 107.10 102.30 109.50 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 11733.00 -8219.00 52712.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
103754.35 110088.84 125723.80 66.10 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly




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