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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july 2020 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  122,489,500,914 R  85,065,573,317
Trade Balance:   R  37,423,927,597
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. China (11.5%)
  2. Germany (8.5%)
  3. United States (7.7%)
  4. United Kingdom (5.0%)
  5. Netherlands (4.5%)
  1. China (21.0%)
  2. Germany (8.5%)
  3. United States (6.2%)
  4. India (5.8%)
  5. Nigeria (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). 

  Wednesday, 30 September 2020         

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