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 
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December 2023 overview

EXPORTS

IMPORTS

                       R163,971,594,667              R149,906,630,279
                                            Trade balance: R14,064,964,388
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:
  1. China (12.9%)
  2. United States (7.6%)
  3. Mozambique (6.4%)
  4. Germany (5.9%)
  5. India (4.7%)
  1. China (19.5%)
  2. India (9.3%)
  3. United States (8.9%)
  4. Germany (6.8%)
  5. Nigeria (3.6%)

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