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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 august 2019 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  122,020,497,474 R  115,177,562,485
Trade Balance:   R   6,842,934,989
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. China (11.0%)
  2. Germany (10.5%)
  3. United States (6.9%)
  4. Botswana (5.7%)
  5. United Kingdom (4.7%)
  1. China (17.3%)
  2. Germany (11.3%)
  3. United States (6.9%)
  4. India (5.3%)
  5. Saudi Arabia (3.5%)

Release Calendar 2019

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). 

  Thursday, 31 October 2019         

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