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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 may 2020 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  101,845,233,410  R  85,905,945,414
Trade Balance:   R  15,939,287,996 
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. China (12.2%)
  2. United States (6.3%)
  3. Netherlands (5.2%)
  4. United Kingdom (4.5%)
  5. Germany (4.5%)
  1. China (26.6%)
  2. Germany (8.3%)
  3. United States (6.5%)
  4. India (3.9%)
  5. Japan (3.8%)


Release Calendar 2020/21 

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). 

  Fruday, 31 July 2020         

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