South African Trade Trends - February 2018

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Harmonised Sections
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
1. Animals / Animal Products‑265 0.7831.8 18.3 1,216 1.40 15,357 2,689 ‑5.6 ‑5.5 951 1.19 10,724 1,933
2. Vegetable Products1,163 1.53‑17.1 ‑29.3 2,179 2.51 23,081 4,039 ‑5.9 7.3 3,343 4.17 57,370 7,090
3. Fats and Oils‑528 0.17‑26.7 ‑9.1 638 0.74 10,113 1,570 ‑24.8 ‑14.0 110 0.14 2,332 248
4. Prepared Foods627 1.30‑4.1 ‑2.5 2,110 2.43 31,235 4,833 18.7 3.8 2,737 3.42 34,674 4,893
5. Mineral Products2,359 1.1424.0 10.0 17,274 19.91 166,754 37,767 ‑2.8 26.4 19,633 24.51 278,538 39,739
6. Chemical Products‑4,462 0.5216.1 7.0 9,256 10.67 112,707 20,002 7.3 10.4 4,793 5.98 60,811 9,627
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,798 0.3423.1 3.4 4,263 4.91 48,297 9,491 6.3 ‑0.1 1,465 1.83 18,031 2,667
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑35 0.893.1 ‑1.8 320 0.37 3,871 648 ‑2.1 ‑4.5 285 0.36 4,121 558
9. Wood and articles thereof152 1.388.1 ‑4.8 397 0.46 3,672 749 11.1 6.9 549 0.69 5,280 882
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑972 0.60140.1 32.1 2,445 2.82 19,251 5,567 4.5 ‑2.7 1,472 1.84 18,933 3,102
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,491 0.256.8 ‑1.1 3,316 3.82 35,648 6,573 7.0 9.9 825 1.03 10,741 1,531
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,209 0.054.0 ‑3.0 1,269 1.46 12,901 2,488 19.7 15.5 60 0.08 965 104
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑745 0.3216.6 ‑1.3 1,089 1.25 12,583 2,389 17.2 ‑8.3 344 0.43 3,926 604
14. Precious Stones14,139 25.2137.6 ‑11.5 584 0.67 7,201 1,942 15.9 ‑2.2 14,723 18.38 191,493 28,065
15. Base Metals5,863 2.41‑3.0 ‑0.5 4,151 4.78 57,518 9,683 6.4 4.5 10,014 12.50 130,058 21,374
16. Machinery and Appliances‑12,332 0.3314.6 0.9 18,321 21.11 256,051 42,794 4.9 ‑3.0 5,989 7.48 76,553 10,660
17. Transport Equipment4,337 1.62‑9.8 6.4 7,020 8.09 110,390 15,478 14.1 ‑1.2 11,357 14.18 128,290 16,200
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,907 0.204.9 ‑3.1 2,381 2.74 30,255 4,908 ‑1.5 ‑12.9 474 0.59 6,294 848
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,085 0.2513.3 ‑0.1 1,443 1.66 19,059 3,039 4.9 ‑3.0 358 0.45 4,648 622
21. Works of Art / Antiques83 2.33‑23.6 ‑12.2 63 0.07 672 98 131.7 10.3 146 0.18 1,160 195
22. Other Unclassified376 5.34‑27.0 ‑12.4 87 0.10 1,311 182 ‑5.8 ‑5.4 463 0.58 8,617 933
23. Special Provisions‑6,960 0.008.2 4.4 6,960 8.02 89,931 14,923 >999.9 350.0 0 0.00 22 0
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑6,688 0.9212.3 2.9 86,780 100.00 1,067,856 191,851 5.5 6.4 80,092 100.00 1,053,577 151,874
World Zones
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
Africa7,954 2.18‑2.7 ‑11.2 6,721 7.75 76,760 16,612 2.2 2.4 14,676 18.32 179,930 27,673
Europe‑6,951 0.7612.0 3.2 28,798 33.18 359,484 61,460 ‑1.0 3.0 21,847 27.28 283,043 38,887
America‑528 0.93‑3.7 ‑7.1 7,696 8.87 117,658 16,997 11.3 6.0 7,168 8.95 108,686 14,286
Asia‑14,303 0.6619.0 7.3 41,815 48.18 495,354 93,111 2.4 11.5 27,511 34.35 384,643 54,063
Oceania‑107 0.9214.5 16.4 1,363 1.57 15,791 3,057 6.6 14.9 1,256 1.57 14,024 1,888
Other Unclassified Goods6,616 18.1153.8 69.9 387 0.45 2,809 614 58.0 3.3 7,003 8.74 75,131 13,812
Ships / aircraft stores631 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑9.0 20.1 631 0.79 8,120 1,264
Total‑6,688 0.9212.3 2.9 86,780 100.00 1,067,856 191,851 5.5 6.4 80,092 100.00 1,053,577 151,874

The South African Trade Trends table is compiled from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) Monthly Preliminary Trade Statistics.