This page displays a table with South Africa Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.





South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 54597.72 51255.72 54597.72 -36108.92 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account 267348.00 197818.00 294446.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.20 -3.00 6.00 -7.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 108911.18 109878.38 125881.11 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 163508.90 161134.10 168132.62 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 164726.00 170836.00 185358.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 248314.00 223135.00 1598893.00 29341.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.35 125.35 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 37.00 142.00 235.00 0.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]
Terms Of Trade 126.70 119.70 126.70 42.20 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.36 4.51 4.51 0.22 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6138.00 16010.00 52712.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]



South Africa Imports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 2099833.01 2193268.69 ZAR THO Apr/21
Mineral Products 19408.77 17761.24 ZAR Million May/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 12351.93 11746.72 ZAR Million May/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 7216.96 6350.00 ZAR Million May/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 4854.29 5296.94 ZAR Million May/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 3494.45 3375.58 ZAR Million May/21
Textiles & Textile Products 2979.39 3102.00 ZAR Million May/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2477.29 3079.84 ZAR Million May/21
Vegetable Products 2153.25 2164.96 ZAR Million May/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1581.14 1410.42 ZAR Million May/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1213.01 1422.43 ZAR Million May/21
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 841.61 1327.19 ZAR Million May/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 758.69 1221.20 ZAR Million May/21
Wood & Wood Products 310.75 355.23 ZAR Million May/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 245.59 201.41 ZAR Million May/21
Works of Art & Antiques 41.37 7.92 ZAR Million May/21