South Africa Exports  1957-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Exports from South Africa rose 16.4 percent month-on-month to ZAR 101.2 billion in March of 2017, mainly driven by higher sales of vehicles & transport equipment (19 percent), machinery & electronics (27 percent), precious metals and stones (33 percent), chemicals (17 percent) and mineral products (8 percent). Major destinations for exports were Germany (8.8 percent of total exports), China (8.7 percent), the US (6.2 percent), India (4.6 percent) and Botswana (4.4 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 16233 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2017, 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.

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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 11435.19 4788.80 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 101234.19 87269.50 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 89798.99 82480.68 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -76438.00 -165718.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 142833.00 141530.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1558854.00 1554048.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.25 125.25 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 4.23 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 39.00 59.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1873.00 1958.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Exports Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101234.19 87269.50 105163.26 55.80 1957 - 2017 ZAR Million Monthly