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SA Trade
SA Trade
(millions)
Imports
Sep 2017R 94,418
YTDR 787,382
Exports
Sep 2017R 90,109
YTDR 765,690
Trade balance
Sep 2017R -4,310
YTDR -21,692





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Overview

IHS has been active in the South African market since 1994. We have a thorough understanding of local conditions, and being part of a global family means our clients have access to our international products, services, and experts from wherever your business may operate in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our unique perspective and capabilities provide the most timely and comprehensive economic and financial coverage of countries, regions, and industries available from any source. On a continuous basis, we update our analyses and forecasts, taking into account political, economic, legal, tax, operational, and security factors. Our services are available through subscriptions or projects, and delivered though our Web site, printed publications, conferences, reports, and presentations.

Our Experts

Hundreds of analysts, researchers, and economists on our staff bring expertise spanning approximately 170 industries and over 200 countries. Every hour of every day, we collect and monitor data, provide forecasts and analysis, and offer consulting advice to our clients in business, financial, and government organisations around the world.

How We Can Help

Our services are instrumental in assisting corporate executives, money managers, bankers, economists, planners, purchasing professionals, marketing executives, resource managers, and government policy makers in over 3,800 organisations around the world to develop strategies, control risks, and make key decisions. Our team of analysts and economists based in South Africa offers a number of products and services tailor made for the South African market, as well as international products developed by our worldwide network of offices.

Products and Services

IHS Global Insight EconoInsight provides detailed economic commentaries, forecasts, and analyses spanning the short-, medium-, and long-term prospects for South Africa, as well as summary outlooks for sub-Saharan Africa and the world. Regular reports, a comprehensive data repository, and access to our team of specialised economists will help interpret how the economy impacts your organisation.

EconoInsight provides a coherent framework for interpretation, and ensures that the analysis and forecasts for South Africa are consistent with our global forecasts for over 200 economies. The combination of experienced analysts, sophisticated economic models, and consistent information will give you a dependable platform from which to make effective business decisions.

IHS Global Insight Regional eXplorer (ReX) is a consolidated platform of integrated databases that provide accurate and up to date statistics down to local municipal level for South Africa. ReX information is output for a broad range of topics, including economic, socioeconomic, demographic, and development data.

South African users may be aware that the process of collecting existing data and published studies is often a time consuming task. Even once collected, the data is often inconsistent or outdated and in a format not supported by standard software platforms. ReX overcomes these challenges and gives the user vast amounts of data right at their fingertips through an easy-to-use interface that is compatible with Microsoft Excel®.

ReX is the first port of call for consistent and reliable geographically distributed data. ReX is ideal for policy makers, private or academic researchers, and consultants who wish to utilise South African specific spatial information to assist in planning and decisionmaking processes. Subscribers find ReX an indispensable tool due to its comprehensive coverage, ease of use, and support from a well-established and reputable international research and analysis company.

IHS Global Insight EconoStat is a Web-based data navigation and analysis application that provides subscribers with the most up-to-date, easy access to historical economic and socioeconomic time-series data. Continuous data evaluation and validation checks guarantee timely, accurate, and prompt data delivery. Historical revisions and changes to units of measurements, base years, definitions, and reporting criteria are implemented as they become available.

Our data specialists act as a link between the data sources and you. EconoStat allows you to focus on data analysis without the added concern of data accumulation and evaluation, thereby increasing your productivity. The ease of use and simple navigation give fast and reliable access to accurate data.

IHS Global Insight SA TradeStat is a historical data repository that provides you with access to international trade statistics for the South African Customs Union (SACU) or South Africa. This database provides access to cross tabulations of the import and export data by product (two-, four-, or eight-digit HS and economic sector) and country of origin and destination on a monthly basis. This valuable data source will help free up your time and resources to focus on your core business activities. As a measure of foreign competition and market potential, SA TradeStat will give your organisation an effective competitive advantage, whether exploring new markets or analysing existing ones.