Exploring South Africa's Merchandise Trade Statistics

SARS is the legislatively empowered controlling entity for statistics on the importation and exportation of goods. Exercising this control entails record-keeping, verification, publication and analysis of trade data.

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 june 2018 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  110,147,631,559 R  98,148,199,699
Trade Surplus:   R 11,999,431,860
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. United Kingdom 9.1%
  2. China 7.9%
  3. United States 7.0%
  4. Germany 6.5%
  5. India 5.1%
  1. China 17.5%
  2. Germany 10.6%
  3. United States 6.0%
  4. Saudi Arabia 5.1%
  5. Nigeria 4.3%

Release Calendar 2018

Trade statistics will be published on the last business day of every month, for the previous month, at 14:00 South African local time (GMT+2). 

Friday, 31 August 2018

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