South African trade balance shifted to a ZAR 8.79 billion surplus in August of 2018 from an upwardly revised ZAR 5.29 bilion deficit in July and above market expectations of a ZAR 5 billion surplus. Considering the January to August period, the country posted a ZAR 2.66 billion surplus.
Balance of Trade in South Africa averaged 86.10 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18730.94 ZAR Million in May of 2016 and a record low of -27100 ZAR Million in January of 2018.
In 2017, South Africa recorded the biggest trade deficits with China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, France, Nigeria, Italy and Brazil and the biggest trade surpluses with Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Belgium and Netherlands.
This page provides the latest reported value for – South Africa Balance of Trade – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Balance of Trade – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on September of 2018.