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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October 2022 overview



                        R 159,609,138,801                    R 163,923,014,454
                                                   Trade balance: R -4,313,875,653
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:
  1. United States (9.7%)
  2. China (7.4%)
  3. Germany (6.8.%)
  4. Netherlands (5.6%)
  5. Japan (5.5%)
  1. China (18.5%)
  2. India (7.9%)
  3. United States (7.2%)
  4. Germany (7.1%)
  5. Saudi Arabia (5.0%)

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