Trade Statistics for June 2015  

 

Including BLNS


Pretoria, 31 July 2015
– The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for June 2015 that recorded a trade surplus of R5.80 billion. This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).  


Summary 
  

The R5.80 billion surplus for June 2015 is due to exports of R90.28 billion and imports of R84.48 billion. Exports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R1.45 billion (1.6%) and imports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0.59 billion (0.7%).

The cumulative deficit for 2015 is R24.65 billion compared to R46.77 billion in 2014.


Trade highlights by category



The month-on-month export movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
Including BLNS:
Vegetable Products
+ R1 101
+ 24.6%
Vehicle & Transport Equipment
+ R 959
+ 8.6%
Machinery & Electronics
+ R 560
+ 6.9%
Chemical Products
+ R 261
+ 4.8%
Mineral Products
- R 1 027
- 5.3%

 


The month-on-month import movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
Including BLNS:
Machinery & Electronics
+ R1 290
+ 6.1%
Chemical Products
+ R 604
+ 7.2%
Mineral Products
- R2 067
- 13.8%
Vegetable Products
- R 622
- 31.5%
Vehicle & Transport Equipment
- R 573
- 6.8%

 

 

Trade highlights by world zone  
  
The world zone results from May 2015 to June 2015 are given below.  

Africa:  
Exports: R26 189 million – this is an increase of R 1 597 million from May 2015
Imports: R7 914 million – this is a decrease of R 264 million from May 2015
Trade surplus: R18 275 million.
This is an 11.3% increase in comparison to the R16 413 million surplus recorded in May 2015

America:  
Exports: R8 249 million – this is a decrease of R 301 million from May 2015
Imports: R9 337 million – this is a decrease of R 483 million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R1 088 million
This is a 14.4% decrease in comparison to the R1 270 million deficit recorded in May 2015.

Asia:  
Exports: R26 090 million – this is a decrease of R1 129 million from May 2015
Imports: R39 571 million – this is an increase of R1 938 million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R13 480 million
This is a 29.4% increase in comparison to the R10 414 million deficit recorded in May 2015

Europe:  
Exports: R21 115 million – this is an increase of R1 245 million from May 2015
Imports: R26 160 million – this is a decrease of R 521 million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R5 045 million
This is a 25.9% decrease in comparison to the R6 812 million deficit recorded in May 2015

Oceania:   
Exports:  R1 077 million – this is an increase of R 7 million from May 2015
Imports:   R1 294 million – this is a decrease of R 79 million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R 217 million
This is a 28.4% decrease compared to the R 304 million deficit recorded in May 2015




Excluding BLNS

The trade data excluding BLNS for June 2015 recorded a trade deficit of R3.47 billion.
  

Summary  
 

The R3.47 billion deficit for June 2015 is as a result of exports of R78.43 billion and imports of R81.90 billion. Exports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0.84 billion (1.1%) and imports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0.16 billion (0.2%).

The cumulative deficit for 2015 is R76.10 billion compared to R96.37 billion in 2014.


Trade highlights by category


The month-on-month export movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
Excluding BLNS:
Vegetable Products
+ R1 119
+ 28.3%
Vehicles & Transport Equipment
+ R 912
+ 9.3%
Mineral Products
- R1 022
- 5.9%
Precious Metals & Stones
- R 398
- 2.6%
Wood Pulp & Paper
- R 249
- 18.4%

 

 

The month-on-month import movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
Excluding BLNS:
Machinery & Electronics
+ R1 278
+ 6.1%
Chemical Products
     + R 562
+ 7.1%
Mineral Products
- R2 092
- 14.0%
Vegetable Products
- R 632
- 32.5%
Vehicles & Transport Equipment
- R 571
- 6.8%

 

 

Trade highlights by world zone  

The world zone results from May 2015 to June 2015 are given below.  

Africa:  
Exports: R14 342 million – this is an increase of R 988 million from May 2015
Imports: R5 339 million – this is a decrease of R 698 million from May 2015
Trade surplus: R9 003 million
This is a 23.0% increase in comparison to the R7 317 million surplus recorded in May 2015. 
 



BLNS (Only)

Trade Statistics with BLNS countries

Trade statistics with the BLNS for June 2015 recorded a trade surplus of R9.27 billion.
  
Summary

The R9.27 billion surplus for June 2015 is as a result of exports of R11.85 billion and imports of R2.58 billion.

Exports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0.61 billion (5.4%) and imports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0.43 billion (20.2%). 

The cumulative surplus for 2015 is R51.45 billion compared to R49.60 billion in 2014.

Trade Highlights by Category

The month-on-month export movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
BLNS:
Machinery & Electronics
+ R 439 
+ 29.4%
Precious Metals & Stones
+ R 167
+ 22.9%
Base Metals
+ R 60
+ 7.8%
Textiles
- R 57
- 11.9%
Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
  - R 51  
- 16.0%

 

The month-on-month import movements:

R’ million
 
Section:
BLNS:
Precious Metals & Stones
 + R 217
+ 2140.0%
Base Metals
 + R 69  
+ 107.3%
Textiles
+ R 44
+ 15.1%
Chemical Products
+ R 42
+ 9.3%
Mineral Products
+ R 25
+ 63.3%

 

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