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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oct 2020 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  149,158,094,041 R  113,026,611,242
Trade Balance:   R  36,131,482,799
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. United States 12.2%
  2. Germany 9.1%
  3. China 8.9%
  4. United Kingdom 5.6%
  5. Japan 4.2%
  1. China 19.8%
  2. Germany 10.1%
  3. United States 7.0%
  4. Saudi Arabia 4.4%
  5. India 4.3%


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). 

 Monday, 28 December 2020        

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