Pretoria, 29 June 2018 – The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for May 2018 recording a trade balance surplus of R3.52 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS). The year-to-date (01 January to 31 May 2018) trade balance deficit of R14.18 billion is a deterioration on the surplus for the comparable period in 2017 of R16.41 billion. Exports year-to-date decreased by 0.4% whilst imports for the same period showed an increase of 6.4%.
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