SARS releases trade statistics for November 2017

Pretoria, 28 December 2017 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for November 2017 recording a trade balance surplus of R13.02 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS). The year-to-date (01 January to 30 November 2017) trade balance surplus of R64.75 billion is an improvement on the deficit for the comparable period in 2016 of R11.22 billion. Exports for the year-to-date grew by 7.6% whilst imports for the same period showed an increase of 0.04%.