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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 Jan 2021 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​ R109,755,409,976 R 97,926,850,519
Trade Balance:   R11,828,559,457
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. China (15.4%)
  2. United States (9.6%)
  3. Germany (9.2%)
  4. Japan (7.2%)
  5. United Kingdom (5.8%)

  1. China (21.2%)
  2. Germany (8.7%)
  3. United States (6.6%)
  4. India (6.1%)
  5. Japan (3.2%)



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, 31 March 2021        

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