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

Exports from South Africa increased by 6.3 percent to ZAR 96.1 billion in March of 2016 from ZAR 90.47 billion in February, mainly due to higher sales of mineral products (+17 percent), base metals (+11 percent), and precious metals and stones (+6.0 percent) and other unclassified (+87 percent). In contrast, exports of prepared foodstuff's dropped 9 percent. South African exports major destinations were China (8.4 percent of total exports), Germany (8.3 percent), the US (8.0 percent), Botswana (5.3 percent) and India (4.4 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 15015.29 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 93133.20 ZAR Million in November of 2015 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
96133.70 71392.81 93133.20 55.80 1957 - 2016 ZAR Million Monthly
South Africa is rich in mineral resources and is the world’s biggest exporter of chromium and platinum (9 percent of total exports) and the second largest exporter of manganese (9 percent). Other exports include: iron ores (14 percent), motor vehicles and car parts (9 percent), machinery and mechanical appliances (7 percent), gold (7 percent), coal (6 percent) and diamonds (2 percent). Main export partners are: China (13 percent of total exports), the United States (8 percent), Japan (7 percent), Botswana (5 percent) and Germany (5 percent). Others include Namibia, the Netherlands and the UK. 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 May of 2016.


South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2915.79 -1266.77 14961.41 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 96133.70 71392.81 93133.20 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 93217.90 89356.78 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -208204.00 -172072.00 15627.00 -232546.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.40 -5.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 124070.00 134463.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1285698.00 1558854.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.22 125.19 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1942.00 1624.00 1942.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 4.23 3.52 4.23 0.22 [+]


Last Reference Previous Highest
Exports of Iron & Steel 5130808.03  ZAR THO Nov/15 5912024.52 10130912.54 [+]
Imports of Iron & Steel 1071483.09  ZAR THO Nov/15 1292836.68 1963021.08 [+]
Imports of CMLV 1057062.14  ZAR Million Dec/15 978720.48 1057062.14 [+]
Exports of CMLV 902657.31  ZAR Million Dec/15 824355.40 902657.31 [+]
Imports of Machinery & Mechanical Appliances CMLV 269392.46  ZAR Million Dec/15 248822.36 269392.46 [+]
Exports of Mineral Products CMLV 191590.65  ZAR Million Dec/15 176071.95 214120.35 [+]
Exports of Precious Metals CMLV 182818.76  ZAR Million Dec/15 164896.59 182818.76 [+]
Imports of Mineral Products CMLV 174181.16  ZAR Million Dec/15 161058.60 256321.57 [+]
Exports of Base Metals CMLV 115109.07  ZAR Million Dec/15 105694.86 119734.78 [+]
Exports of Transport Equipment CMLV 114633.60  ZAR Million Dec/15 106265.98 114633.60 [+]
Imports of Transport Equipment CMLV 112836.73  ZAR Million Dec/15 103045.63 112836.73 [+]
Imports of Chemical Products CMLV 105993.73  ZAR Million Dec/15 97731.06 105993.73 [+]
Exports 96133.70  ZAR Million Mar/16 71392.81 93133.20 [+]
Imports 93217.90  ZAR Million Mar/16 89356.78 110258.82 [+]
Exports of Machinery & Mechanical Appliances CMLV 80608.94  ZAR Million Dec/15 74034.78 80810.48 [+]
Imports of Original Equipment Components CMLV 79558.88  ZAR Million Dec/15 76486.99 79558.88 [+]
Imports of Base Metals CMLV 59219.84  ZAR Million Dec/15 55126.14 59219.84 [+]
Exports of Chemical Products CMLV 55114.98  ZAR Million Dec/15 50137.39 55114.98 [+]
Exports of Vegetable Products CMLV 44901.09  ZAR Million Dec/15 41151.12 44901.09 [+]
Imports of Plastics & Rubber CMLV 44528.65  ZAR Million Dec/15 41424.49 44528.65 [+]
Imports of Textiles & Textiles Articles CMLV 36061.12  ZAR Million Dec/15 33639.35 36061.12 [+]
Imports from Asia 33592.35  ZAR Million Dec/15 43074.99 48726.47 [+]
Exports of Prepared Foodstuffs CMLV 31641.63  ZAR Million Dec/15 28794.98 31641.63 [+]
Imports of Precision Instruments CMLV 29406.30  ZAR Million Dec/15 26940.43 29406.30 [+]
Exports to Asia 27176.52  ZAR Million Dec/15 26123.49 35124.39 [+]
Imports of Prepared Foodstuffs CMLV 26907.82  ZAR Million Dec/15 24509.49 26907.82 [+]
Imports from Europe 25727.65  ZAR Million Dec/15 28419.37 34371.34 [+]
Imports of Vegetable Products CMLV 23546.04  ZAR Million Dec/15 21476.81 23546.04 [+]
Imports of Machinery Mechanical & Electrical Appl 20570.10  ZAR Million Dec/15 24264.06 28234.18 [+]
Exports to Europe 20456.20  ZAR Million Dec/15 19623.63 23145.62 [+]
Imports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Articl CMLV 19263.57  ZAR Million Dec/15 17976.19 19263.57 [+]
Exports of Precious Metals 17922.17  ZAR Million Dec/15 18832.48 18832.48 [+]
Exports of Pulp of Wood CMLV 16994.11  ZAR Million Dec/15 15127.10 16994.11 [+]
Imports of Pulp of Wood CMLV 15974.36  ZAR Million Dec/15 14712.13 15974.36 [+]
Exports of Plastics & Rubber CMLV 15656.38  ZAR Million Dec/15 14323.68 17689.29 [+]
Exports of Mineral Products 15518.70  ZAR Million Dec/15 15974.44 20885.31 [+]
Imports of Footwear CMLV 13196.51  ZAR Million Dec/15 12381.18 13196.51 [+]
Imports of Mineral Products 13122.56  ZAR Million Dec/15 13850.72 28460.69 [+]
Exports to Africa 13083.82  ZAR Million Dec/15 14591.49 16529.95 [+]
Imports of Articles of Stone CMLV 12585.31  ZAR Million Dec/15 11739.32 12585.31 [+]
Imports of Animals CMLV 11522.21  ZAR Million Dec/15 10569.83 11522.21 [+]
Imports from America 10423.56  ZAR Million Dec/15 10167.77 12354.75 [+]
Exports of Animals CMLV 9876.45  ZAR Million Dec/15 8808.67 9876.45 [+]
Exports of Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 9414.21  ZAR Million Dec/15 9203.04 13572.36 [+]
Exports to Ships/aircraft Stores CMLV 9272.36  ZAR Million Dec/15 8894.30 9272.36 [+]
Exports of Textiles & Textiles Articles CMLV 8798.54  ZAR Million Dec/15 7806.78 8798.54 [+]
Exports to America 8520.12  ZAR Million Dec/15 10170.82 10170.82 [+]
Imports of Chemical & Allied Industries Products 8262.67  ZAR Million Dec/15 8628.41 10964.67 [+]
Imports of Animal Or Vegetable Fats & Oils CMLV 7601.30  ZAR Million Dec/15 6826.73 8338.05 [+]
Imports from Africa 7534.80  ZAR Million Dec/15 7084.00 15814.02 [+]
Exports of Precision Instruments CMLV 6788.97  ZAR Million Dec/15 6114.99 6788.97 [+]
Exports of Machinery Mechanical & Electrical Appl 6574.16  ZAR Million Dec/15 7397.66 7842.67 [+]
Imports of Precious Metals CMLV 5284.95  ZAR Million Dec/15 4908.82 8129.28 [+]
Exports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Articl CMLV 4996.03  ZAR Million Dec/15 4531.77 5081.57 [+]
Exports of Chemical & Allied Industries Products 4977.59  ZAR Million Dec/15 5021.06 5435.00 [+]
Exports of Wood & Articles of Wood CMLV 4689.69  ZAR Million Dec/15 4282.94 4689.69 [+]
Exports of Leather Products CMLV 4321.95  ZAR Million Dec/15 3944.63 4321.95 [+]
Imports of Leather Products CMLV 4195.12  ZAR Million Dec/15 3880.67 4195.12 [+]
Imports of Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 4093.69  ZAR Million Dec/15 5290.80 5674.42 [+]
Imports of Wood & Articles of Wood CMLV 4000.33  ZAR Million Dec/15 3786.06 4000.33 [+]
Exports of Articles of Stone CMLV 3881.27  ZAR Million Dec/15 3550.79 3881.27 [+]
Exports of Vegetable Products 3749.97  ZAR Million Dec/15 2327.64 5873.01 [+]
Imports of Plastic & Rubber Articles 3104.16  ZAR Million Dec/15 4074.78 4617.62 [+]
Imports of Special Classification Provisions Spar 3071.89  ZAR Million Dec/15 4703.44 8573.07 [+]
Exports of Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2846.65  ZAR Million Dec/15 2916.23 3356.39 [+]
Imports of Optical & Precision Intruments Watches 2465.87  ZAR Million Dec/15 2820.61 2820.61 [+]
Imports of Textiles & Textile Products 2421.77  ZAR Million Dec/15 3337.63 3845.89 [+]
Imports of Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2398.33  ZAR Million Dec/15 2471.91 2837.63 [+]
Exports of Animal Or Vegetable Fats & Oils CMLV 2144.88  ZAR Million Dec/15 1943.55 2196.07 [+]
Imports of Vegetable Products 2069.23  ZAR Million Dec/15 2509.85 3132.23 [+]
Exports of Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1867.01  ZAR Million Dec/15 1639.36 1867.01 [+]
Exports of Plastic & Rubber Articles 1332.70  ZAR Million Dec/15 1332.55 1816.41 [+]
Imports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1287.38  ZAR Million Dec/15 1988.45 2205.68 [+]
Imports of Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1262.23  ZAR Million Dec/15 1502.27 1764.70 [+]
Exports of Live Animals & Animal Products 1067.77  ZAR Million Dec/15 876.54 1067.77 [+]
Exports to Oceania 1027.54  ZAR Million Dec/15 822.99 1335.11 [+]
Exports of Textiles & Textile Products 991.77  ZAR Million Dec/15 865.56 991.77 [+]
Imports from Oceania 991.21  ZAR Million Dec/15 875.55 1706.14 [+]
Imports of Live Animals & Animal Products 952.37  ZAR Million Dec/15 1025.87 1063.53 [+]
Exports of Works of Art CMLV 848.85  ZAR Million Dec/15 797.17 848.85 [+]
Imports of Stone Plaster Cement Ceramics & Glass 845.99  ZAR Million Dec/15 1063.03 1262.55 [+]
Exports of Footwear CMLV 824.99  ZAR Million Dec/15 747.97 824.99 [+]
Imports of Footwear Headgear Umbrellas & Walking 815.33  ZAR Million Dec/15 1067.09 1501.96 [+]
Imports of Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 774.57  ZAR Million Dec/15 1108.97 1108.97 [+]
Exports of Optical & Precision Intruments Watches 673.98  ZAR Million Dec/15 597.46 751.87 [+]
Exports of Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 464.26  ZAR Million Dec/15 499.33 538.87 [+]
Imports of Works of Art CMLV 432.12  ZAR Million Dec/15 388.54 635.20 [+]
Exports of Wood & Wood Products 406.75  ZAR Million Dec/15 471.29 487.46 [+]
Exports to Ships & Aircrapft Stores (world Zone) 378.06  ZAR Million Dec/15 521.55 2052.33 [+]
Exports of Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 377.32  ZAR Million Dec/15 346.21 452.29 [+]
Imports of Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 376.13  ZAR Million Dec/15 499.06 1051.26 [+]
Exports of Stone Plaster Cement Ceramics & Glass 330.48  ZAR Million Dec/15 365.77 367.99 [+]
Imports of Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 314.45  ZAR Million Dec/15 406.18 451.05 [+]
Imports of Wood & Wood Products 214.26  ZAR Million Dec/15 406.94 420.53 [+]
Exports of Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 201.33  ZAR Million Dec/15 124.08 244.38 [+]
Exports of Footwear Headgear Umbrellas & Walking 77.02  ZAR Million Dec/15 71.44 109.56 [+]
Exports of Works of Art & Antiques 51.69  ZAR Million Dec/15 63.04 232.18 [+]
Imports of Works of Art & Antiques 43.58  ZAR Million Dec/15 93.17 132.62 [+]
Exports of Original Equipment Components CMLV 14.72  ZAR Million Dec/15 14.59 19.08 [+]
Exports of Special Classification Provisions Spar 0.13  ZAR Million Dec/15 3.73 7.48 [+]