Imports in South Africa increased to 99289.05 ZAR Million in February from 97691.06 ZAR Million in January of 2021. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 21503.13 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 125881.11 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 April of 2021.

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 108000.00 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 97000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Imports is projected to trend around 100000.00 ZAR Million in 2022 and 98700.00 ZAR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
99289.05 97691.06 125881.11 66.10 1957 - 2021 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 1912064.95 1159348.93 ZAR THO Jan/21
Mineral Products 17693.81 13393.09 ZAR Million Feb/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 9847.78 11378.08 ZAR Million Feb/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 5974.81 5791.78 ZAR Million Feb/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 4272.52 4386.07 ZAR Million Feb/21
Textiles & Textile Products 3726.90 3331.10 ZAR Million Feb/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 3020.96 2771.50 ZAR Million Feb/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2605.80 2942.97 ZAR Million Feb/21
Vegetable Products 1956.62 2064.29 ZAR Million Feb/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1424.67 1512.40 ZAR Million Feb/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1027.66 964.86 ZAR Million Feb/21
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 802.98 509.25 ZAR Million Feb/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 710.58 683.57 ZAR Million Feb/21
Wood & Wood Products 335.55 396.96 ZAR Million Feb/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 235.70 271.23 ZAR Million Feb/21
Works of Art & Antiques 14.38 203.39 ZAR Million Feb/21

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