Exports from South Africa increased 9.4 percent month-over-month to ZAR 116.88 billion in August 2018, driven by higher sales of vehicles and transport equipment (32 percent); mineral products (10 percent); precious metals and stones (7percent); chemicals (12 percent) and base metals (5 percent). The most important export partners were: China (9.0 percent of total exports), Germany (7.9 percent); the US (5.8 percent), the UK (5.3 percent) and India (5.0 percent).
Exports in South Africa averaged 17892.44 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 116185.90 ZAR Million in November of 2017 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958.
In 2017, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (25.1 percent of total exports, including chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium, crude and coal), precious metals (16.7 percent, mainly gold, platinum, diamonds and jewellery), vehicles and aircraft vessels (11.9 percent), iron and steel products (11.9 percent), machinery (8.1 percent), chemicals (6.1 percent) and vegetables (5.4 percent).
Main export partners are: China (9.7 percent of total exports), the United States (7.5 percent), Germany (7.1 percent), India (4.7 percent), Japan (4.7 percent) and Botswana (4.3 percent). Others include Namibia, the UK, Mozambique and Netherlands. This page provides the latest reported value for – South Africa Exports – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Exports – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on September of 2018.