South African Trade Trends - December 2016

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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.
2015
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2015
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
1. Animals / Animal Products234 1.2612.4 14.6 902 1.15 11,518 13,208 14.8 16.4 1,136 1.38 9,880 11,493
2. Vegetable Products1,664 1.870.1 37.2 1,914 2.43 23,527 32,300 ‑6.0 17.0 3,578 4.35 44,906 52,568
3. Fats and Oils‑769 0.2615.6 31.5 1,035 1.32 7,599 9,996 66.5 24.9 266 0.32 2,145 2,676
4. Prepared Foods261 1.1111.6 10.6 2,311 2.94 26,894 29,766 ‑2.1 11.3 2,571 3.12 31,647 34,945
5. Mineral Products8,975 1.573.4 ‑12.2 15,774 20.05 174,885 152,176 37.7 5.0 24,750 30.06 189,179 201,608
6. Chemical Products‑2,573 0.65‑5.3 0.9 7,440 9.45 105,986 106,963 ‑2.2 ‑0.1 4,867 5.91 55,086 55,675
7. Plastics and Rubber‑1,768 0.431.2 7.4 3,108 3.95 44,520 47,825 10.9 15.1 1,340 1.63 15,651 17,959
8. Hides, Skins and Leather113 1.44‑10.9 ‑4.6 256 0.33 4,184 4,004 ‑1.4 ‑0.3 369 0.45 4,322 4,309
9. Wood and articles thereof248 2.42‑14.5 ‑0.9 175 0.22 3,999 3,963 12.1 8.8 422 0.51 4,690 5,102
10. Pulp and Paper Products368 1.33‑8.3 7.6 1,112 1.41 15,973 17,171 ‑10.9 16.1 1,480 1.80 16,941 19,448
11. Textiles and Clothing‑986 0.50‑14.2 4.2 1,952 2.48 35,989 37,562 6.2 11.0 967 1.17 8,796 9,749
12. Footwear and Accessories‑669 0.09‑10.6 7.5 737 0.94 13,200 14,185 ‑4.5 3.7 68 0.08 825 852
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑420 0.44‑5.9 7.0 754 0.96 12,598 13,466 ‑5.0 23.4 333 0.40 3,880 4,239
14. Precious Stones13,618 20.0240.9 65.4 716 0.91 5,283 8,739 ‑13.5 10.5 14,334 17.41 182,589 174,524
15. Base Metals6,554 2.80‑10.2 ‑1.5 3,642 4.63 59,246 58,327 9.0 7.9 10,195 12.38 115,163 124,276
16. Machinery and Appliances‑12,577 0.33‑9.4 ‑1.2 18,705 23.77 269,427 266,161 ‑8.8 2.3 6,128 7.44 80,529 82,603
17. Transport Equipment‑3,796 0.684.0 ‑3.9 11,731 14.91 112,839 107,809 6.5 16.2 7,936 9.64 114,332 132,007
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,678 0.29‑0.2 8.1 2,355 2.99 29,408 31,811 ‑10.2 9.0 677 0.82 6,786 7,382
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑747 0.35‑4.8 3.0 1,155 1.47 19,274 19,816 ‑9.5 0.7 408 0.50 4,994 5,031
21. Works of Art / Antiques40 2.2872.0 57.1 31 0.04 433 678 ‑46.4 38.7 71 0.09 848 1,176
22. Other Unclassified315 3.63‑11.1 5.8 120 0.15 1,374 1,455 ‑27.9 25.3 435 0.53 6,402 8,025
23. Special Provisions‑2,769 0.001.2 10.6 2,769 3.52 79,354 87,992 ‑85.0 ‑68.1 0 0.00 15 5
24. Total SA Rand / Percent3,637 1.05‑2.7 0.9 78,693 100.00 1,057,509 1,065,373 5.2 9.0 82,330 100.00 899,605 955,652
World Zones
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2015
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2015
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
Africa8,469 2.17‑13.7 ‑1.3 7,208 9.16 88,135 86,568 12.8 6.1 15,676 19.04 165,874 176,281
Europe‑2,962 0.88‑0.4 5.5 24,588 31.25 340,609 359,242 7.6 13.5 21,627 26.27 238,620 271,169
America‑1,836 0.80‑3.4 5.6 9,061 11.51 120,721 127,457 ‑8.1 2.4 7,224 8.77 100,843 103,260
Asia‑3,625 0.90‑2.7 ‑2.8 35,912 45.64 491,388 476,807 14.8 9.6 32,287 39.22 301,184 331,557
Oceania‑719 0.5310.7 ‑8.3 1,530 1.94 14,723 13,444 ‑3.9 2.8 811 0.98 12,473 12,839
Other Unclassified Goods3,839 10.7237.1 ‑4.1 395 0.50 1,933 1,854 ‑33.5 15.5 4,234 5.14 71,370 54,797
Ships / aircraft stores471 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑1.4 ‑39.7 471 0.57 9,241 5,750
Total3,637 1.05‑2.7 0.9 78,693 100.00 1,057,509 1,065,373 5.2 9.0 82,330 100.00 899,605 955,652

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