Imports in South Africa decreased to 101937.76 ZAR Million in November from 113026.61 ZAR Million in October of 2020. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 21208 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 125722.98 ZAR Million in October of 2018 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on January of 2021.

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 92000.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in South Africa to stand at 112000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Imports is projected to trend around 95000.00 ZAR Million in 2021 and 97500.00 ZAR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101937.76 113026.61 125722.98 66.10 1957 - 2020 ZAR Million Monthly

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.
South Africa Imports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 2007932.33 1288484.55 ZAR THO Nov/20
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 11582.57 13048.67 ZAR Million Nov/20
Mineral Products 10854.98 12389.14 ZAR Million Nov/20
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 6427.57 5652.01 ZAR Million Nov/20
Plastic & Rubber Articles 4793.79 4912.91 ZAR Million Nov/20
Textiles & Textile Products 3784.66 4014.56 ZAR Million Nov/20
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 3294.01 3729.10 ZAR Million Nov/20
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3019.70 3517.38 ZAR Million Nov/20
Vegetable Products 2490.63 2353.43 ZAR Million Nov/20
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1930.36 2104.01 ZAR Million Nov/20
Live Animals & Animal Products 1356.19 1298.11 ZAR Million Nov/20
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 973.19 1234.51 ZAR Million Nov/20
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 471.86 1266.52 ZAR Million Nov/20
Wood & Wood Products 370.09 337.86 ZAR Million Nov/20
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 309.57 321.42 ZAR Million Nov/20
Works of Art & Antiques 19.19 23.75 ZAR Million Nov/20

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