Trade Statistics

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:

  • Explore South Africa’s Merchandise Trade Statistics through interactive visualisations and other content
  • Download the relevant data you need 
  • Browse the latest press release.

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January 2023 overview



                 R139,355,073,125                 R162,409,536,396
                                                             Trade Balance: R-23,054,463,271
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:
  1. China (14.1%)
  2. United States (8.3%)
  3. Japan (6.0%)
  4. Germany (5.8%)
  5. Mozambique (5.6.%)
  1. China (22.6%)
  2. Germany (8.2%)
  3. United States (6.9%)
  4. India (6.3%)
  5. United Arab Emirates (3.7%)

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