Imports in South Africa decreased to 85905.95 ZAR Million in May from 88031.16 ZAR Million in April of 2020.

Imports in South Africa averaged 20636.51 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 125716.72 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 July of 2020. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 94000.00 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 96500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Imports is projected to trend around 106500.00 ZAR Million in 2021 and 108000.00 ZAR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
85905.95 88031.16 125716.72 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 1300480.02 1164193.07 ZAR THO May/20
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 12177.98 11406.83 ZAR Million May/20
Mineral Products 10243.92 12939.03 ZAR Million May/20
Textiles & Textile Products 5535.57 5826.20 ZAR Million May/20
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 4589.01 4597.73 ZAR Million May/20
Plastic & Rubber Articles 3739.85 4460.25 ZAR Million May/20
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2436.20 2830.71 ZAR Million May/20
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 2338.93 1689.79 ZAR Million May/20
Vegetable Products 2200.59 3956.08 ZAR Million May/20
Live Animals & Animal Products 1217.29 1302.78 ZAR Million May/20
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 1175.20 866.64 ZAR Million May/20
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1057.81 1165.02 ZAR Million May/20
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 560.69 42.89 ZAR Million May/20
Wood & Wood Products 184.16 267.87 ZAR Million May/20
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 138.25 160.07 ZAR Million May/20
Works of Art & Antiques 2.96 9.11 ZAR Million May/20

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