South Africa Exports  1957-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Exports in South Africa fell by ZAR 5.29 billion or 5.5 percent to ZAR 90.23 billion in August of 2016 from an downwardly revised ZAR 95.52 billion in the previous month, due to decline in sales of precious metals and stones (-30 percent); vehicles and transport equipment (-10 percent) and machinery and electronics (-6 percent). In contrast, exports increased for wood pulp and paper (66 percent); optical photographic product (36 percent). South Africa's major export destinations were China (7.7 percent of total exports), Germany (7.1 percent), the US (6 percent), Namibia (5.3 percent) and Botswana (5.2 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 15703.30 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 105163.26 ZAR Million in June of 2016 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958. Exports in South Africa is reported by the South African Revenue Service.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
90235.30 95726.80 105163.26 55.80 1957 - 2016 ZAR Million Monthly
In 2015, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (20.6 percent of total exports, chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium and coal), precious metals (18 percent, mainly gold, platinum and diamonds), vehicles and aircraft vessels (12.6 percent), iron and steel products (12 percent), machinery (9 percent), chemicals (7.5 percent). Main export partners are: China (9 percent of total exports), the United States (8 percent), Germany (6.5 percent), Botswana (5.1 percent), Namibia (5.1 percent) and Japan (4.9 percent). Others include the UK, India, Belgium and Zambia. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2016.


South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -8561.50 5223.30 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 90235.30 95726.80 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 98796.80 90503.52 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -134396.00 -221484.00 15627.00 -232546.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -5.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 132434.00 129159.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1319955.00 1175811.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.22 125.22 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1961.00 2089.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 4.23 3.52 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 39.00 59.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]


Last Reference Previous Highest
Exports of Iron & Steel 7085436.46  ZAR THO Jun/16 7203733.94 10130912.54 [+]
Imports of Iron & Steel 1037345.11  ZAR THO Jun/16 1239577.20 1963021.08 [+]
Imports of CMLV 527636.03  ZAR Million Jun/16 437675.05 1057062.14 [+]
Exports of CMLV 488781.95  ZAR Million Jun/16 395721.16 902657.31 [+]
Imports of Machinery & Mechanical Appliances CMLV 135598.99  ZAR Million Jun/16 113404.24 269392.46 [+]
Exports of Precious Metals CMLV 107647.66  ZAR Million Jun/16 84723.19 182818.76 [+]
Imports 98796.80  ZAR Million Aug/16 90503.52 110258.82 [+]
Exports 90235.30  ZAR Million Aug/16 95726.80 105163.26 [+]
Exports of Mineral Products CMLV 89466.02  ZAR Million Jun/16 73572.19 214120.35 [+]
Imports of Mineral Products CMLV 69303.63  ZAR Million Jun/16 56228.28 256321.57 [+]
Exports of Transport Equipment CMLV 64529.33  ZAR Million Jun/16 52681.56 114633.60 [+]
Exports of Base Metals CMLV 64154.46  ZAR Million Jun/16 53086.74 119734.78 [+]
Imports of Chemical Products CMLV 52568.65  ZAR Million Jun/16 43048.37 105993.73 [+]
Imports of Transport Equipment CMLV 51779.23  ZAR Million Jun/16 43196.65 112836.73 [+]
Imports of Original Equipment Components CMLV 47789.68  ZAR Million Jun/16 39387.50 79558.88 [+]
Exports of Machinery & Mechanical Appliances CMLV 42462.05  ZAR Million Jun/16 34831.42 80810.48 [+]
Imports from Asia 40475.62  ZAR Million Jun/16 36048.84 48726.47 [+]
Imports from Europe 30738.32  ZAR Million Jun/16 28984.90 34371.34 [+]
Imports of Base Metals CMLV 30150.18  ZAR Million Jun/16 25600.47 59219.84 [+]
Exports to Asia 28822.09  ZAR Million Jun/16 30537.29 35124.39 [+]
Exports of Vegetable Products CMLV 27335.11  ZAR Million Jun/16 20935.04 44901.09 [+]
Exports of Chemical Products CMLV 27225.04  ZAR Million Jun/16 22402.98 55114.98 [+]
Exports to Europe 26930.08  ZAR Million Jun/16 27844.56 27844.56 [+]
Imports of Plastics & Rubber CMLV 23295.97  ZAR Million Jun/16 19325.42 44528.65 [+]
Exports of Precious Metals 22924.47  ZAR Million Jun/16 24650.78 24650.78 [+]
Imports of Machinery Mechanical & Electrical Appl 22194.76  ZAR Million Jun/16 20928.85 28234.18 [+]
Imports of Textiles & Textiles Articles CMLV 19632.65  ZAR Million Jun/16 16706.49 36061.12 [+]
Exports of Prepared Foodstuffs CMLV 17334.37  ZAR Million Jun/16 14040.81 31641.63 [+]
Imports of Vegetable Products CMLV 16699.07  ZAR Million Jun/16 13568.69 23546.04 [+]
Exports to Africa 15913.24  ZAR Million Jun/16 14349.25 16529.95 [+]
Exports of Mineral Products 15893.82  ZAR Million Jun/16 16404.12 20885.31 [+]
Imports of Precision Instruments CMLV 15840.39  ZAR Million Jun/16 13065.24 29406.30 [+]
Imports of Prepared Foodstuffs CMLV 13440.21  ZAR Million Jun/16 11225.16 26907.82 [+]
Imports of Mineral Products 13075.35  ZAR Million Jun/16 10899.90 28460.69 [+]
Imports from America 11110.99  ZAR Million Jun/16 10367.21 12354.75 [+]
Exports of Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 11067.72  ZAR Million Jun/16 11238.06 13572.36 [+]
Exports to America 10349.96  ZAR Million Jun/16 9395.43 10349.96 [+]
Exports of Pulp of Wood CMLV 9851.52  ZAR Million Jun/16 8039.82 16994.11 [+]
Imports of Chemical & Allied Industries Products 9520.27  ZAR Million Jun/16 8552.25 10964.67 [+]
Imports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Articl CMLV 9112.69  ZAR Million Jun/16 7574.73 19263.57 [+]
Exports of Plastics & Rubber CMLV 8731.91  ZAR Million Jun/16 6949.58 17689.29 [+]
Imports of Pulp of Wood CMLV 8506.16  ZAR Million Jun/16 7078.62 15974.36 [+]
Imports of Special Classification Provisions Spar 8402.18  ZAR Million Jun/16 7622.87 8573.07 [+]
Exports of Machinery Mechanical & Electrical Appl 7630.64  ZAR Million Jun/16 7279.48 7842.67 [+]
Imports of Footwear CMLV 7186.17  ZAR Million Jun/16 5943.09 13196.51 [+]
Imports of Articles of Stone CMLV 7023.45  ZAR Million Jun/16 5881.62 12585.31 [+]
Imports of Animals CMLV 6725.34  ZAR Million Jun/16 5471.24 11522.21 [+]
Exports of Vegetable Products 6400.07  ZAR Million Jun/16 5275.46 6400.07 [+]
Imports from Africa 6394.03  ZAR Million Jun/16 6899.98 15814.02 [+]
Exports of Animals CMLV 5780.48  ZAR Million Jun/16 4864.50 9876.45 [+]
Exports of Textiles & Textiles Articles CMLV 4880.43  ZAR Million Jun/16 4089.94 8798.54 [+]
Exports of Chemical & Allied Industries Products 4822.06  ZAR Million Jun/16 4621.77 5435.00 [+]
Imports of Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 4549.71  ZAR Million Jun/16 4749.95 5674.42 [+]
Imports of Animal Or Vegetable Fats & Oils CMLV 4301.07  ZAR Million Jun/16 3725.38 8338.05 [+]
Imports of Plastic & Rubber Articles 3970.55  ZAR Million Jun/16 3906.18 4617.62 [+]
Imports of Precious Metals CMLV 3573.61  ZAR Million Jun/16 2868.39 8129.28 [+]
Exports of Precision Instruments CMLV 3457.48  ZAR Million Jun/16 2787.57 6788.97 [+]
Exports of Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3293.56  ZAR Million Jun/16 3313.38 3356.39 [+]
Imports of Vegetable Products 3130.39  ZAR Million Jun/16 2437.99 3502.37 [+]
Imports of Textiles & Textile Products 2926.17  ZAR Million Jun/16 2908.47 4186.99 [+]
Imports of Optical & Precision Intruments Watches 2775.15  ZAR Million Jun/16 2788.10 2820.61 [+]
Exports of Wood & Articles of Wood CMLV 2559.98  ZAR Million Jun/16 2019.22 4689.69 [+]
Exports to Ships/aircraft Stores CMLV 2505.74  ZAR Million Jun/16 1990.17 9272.36 [+]
Exports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Articl CMLV 2400.90  ZAR Million Jun/16 1995.88 5081.57 [+]
Exports of Articles of Stone CMLV 2362.64  ZAR Million Jun/16 1892.03 3881.27 [+]
Imports of Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2215.05  ZAR Million Jun/16 2195.33 2837.63 [+]
Exports of Leather Products CMLV 2199.66  ZAR Million Jun/16 1808.08 4321.95 [+]
Imports of Wood & Articles of Wood CMLV 2139.52  ZAR Million Jun/16 1834.90 4000.33 [+]
Imports of Leather Products CMLV 1906.43  ZAR Million Jun/16 1578.01 4195.12 [+]
Exports of Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1811.70  ZAR Million Jun/16 1679.08 1867.01 [+]
Exports of Plastic & Rubber Articles 1782.32  ZAR Million Jun/16 1573.14 1816.41 [+]
Imports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1537.96  ZAR Million Jun/16 1503.95 2205.68 [+]
Imports of Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1427.54  ZAR Million Jun/16 1414.39 1764.70 [+]
Exports to Oceania 1286.37  ZAR Million Jun/16 1161.30 1498.63 [+]
Imports of Live Animals & Animal Products 1254.09  ZAR Million Jun/16 1232.54 1254.09 [+]
Imports of Footwear Headgear Umbrellas & Walking 1243.07  ZAR Million Jun/16 949.79 1660.71 [+]
Imports from Oceania 1202.46  ZAR Million Jun/16 1090.17 1706.14 [+]
Exports of Animal Or Vegetable Fats & Oils CMLV 1191.75  ZAR Million Jun/16 893.60 2196.07 [+]
Imports of Stone Plaster Cement Ceramics & Glass 1141.82  ZAR Million Jun/16 1216.27 1262.55 [+]
Exports of Live Animals & Animal Products 915.98  ZAR Million Jun/16 1009.78 1147.53 [+]
Exports of Textiles & Textile Products 790.49  ZAR Million Jun/16 839.23 991.77 [+]
Imports of Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 705.22  ZAR Million Jun/16 444.17 1071.49 [+]
Exports of Optical & Precision Intruments Watches 669.90  ZAR Million Jun/16 741.19 751.87 [+]
Imports of Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 575.69  ZAR Million Jun/16 593.62 1108.97 [+]
Exports of Works of Art CMLV 569.58  ZAR Million Jun/16 498.98 848.85 [+]
Exports of Wood & Wood Products 540.76  ZAR Million Jun/16 345.79 564.05 [+]
Exports to Ships & Aircrapft Stores (world Zone) 515.57  ZAR Million Jun/16 508.51 2052.33 [+]
Exports of Stone Plaster Cement Ceramics & Glass 470.62  ZAR Million Jun/16 362.77 540.34 [+]
Exports of Footwear CMLV 411.13  ZAR Million Jun/16 339.98 824.99 [+]
Exports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 405.03  ZAR Million Jun/16 459.66 538.87 [+]
Exports of Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 391.59  ZAR Million Jun/16 409.19 452.29 [+]
Imports of Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 328.42  ZAR Million Jun/16 294.26 451.05 [+]
Imports of Wood & Wood Products 304.63  ZAR Million Jun/16 289.70 471.82 [+]
Exports of Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 298.15  ZAR Million Jun/16 224.92 298.15 [+]
Imports of Works of Art CMLV 210.07  ZAR Million Jun/16 196.66 635.20 [+]
Exports of Footwear Headgear Umbrellas & Walking 71.15  ZAR Million Jun/16 68.89 109.56 [+]
Exports of Works of Art & Antiques 70.61  ZAR Million Jun/16 69.75 232.18 [+]
Imports of Works of Art & Antiques 13.41  ZAR Million Jun/16 67.44 132.62 [+]
Exports of Original Equipment Components CMLV 4.29  ZAR Million Jun/16 1.28 19.08 [+]
Exports of Special Classification Provisions Spar 3.01  ZAR Million Jun/16 0.01 7.48 [+]