South African Trade Trends - September 2017

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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.
2016
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
1. Animals / Animal Products‑661 0.5226.6 15.4 1,387 1.47 13,208 11,489 ‑10.4 ‑0.9 726 0.81 11,493 7,908
2. Vegetable Products2,633 1.77‑27.8 ‑23.9 3,409 3.61 32,300 18,306 19.5 6.3 6,042 6.70 52,568 48,169
3. Fats and Oils‑871 0.164.7 12.0 1,041 1.10 9,996 7,521 ‑18.3 5.4 170 0.19 2,676 1,787
4. Prepared Foods‑44 0.999.0 8.8 3,366 3.56 29,766 22,808 3.8 ‑5.8 3,322 3.69 34,945 24,603
5. Mineral Products9,052 1.61‑7.2 9.3 14,936 15.82 152,176 123,462 31.3 39.3 23,988 26.62 201,608 194,951
6. Chemical Products‑5,572 0.454.3 ‑0.2 10,157 10.76 106,963 81,840 7.7 6.6 4,585 5.09 55,675 44,615
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,832 0.35‑2.3 ‑0.8 4,361 4.62 47,825 35,390 ‑2.5 0.6 1,529 1.70 17,959 13,086
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑37 0.90‑6.2 ‑8.9 365 0.39 4,004 2,719 ‑5.4 ‑5.5 328 0.36 4,309 2,984
9. Wood and articles thereof226 1.80‑6.9 ‑11.2 284 0.30 3,963 2,764 12.0 7.2 510 0.57 5,102 3,932
10. Pulp and Paper Products282 1.21‑12.9 ‑13.0 1,352 1.43 17,171 11,114 ‑13.4 ‑7.8 1,633 1.81 19,448 13,953
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,242 0.29‑2.2 ‑9.9 3,154 3.34 37,562 26,818 13.8 5.8 912 1.01 9,749 7,189
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,204 0.06‑6.6 ‑11.3 1,278 1.35 14,185 9,878 7.4 1.8 74 0.08 852 654
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑809 0.32‑3.6 ‑9.6 1,189 1.26 13,466 9,350 3.7 ‑20.5 380 0.42 4,239 2,837
14. Precious Stones15,226 25.83‑54.0 ‑15.2 613 0.65 8,739 4,891 ‑1.6 ‑11.5 15,840 17.58 174,524 138,983
15. Base Metals4,587 1.90‑1.8 ‑3.7 5,122 5.42 58,327 44,092 3.9 2.7 9,709 10.77 124,276 94,565
16. Machinery and Appliances‑14,664 0.31‑1.8 ‑8.5 21,143 22.39 266,161 183,585 ‑5.3 ‑11.0 6,479 7.19 82,603 55,764
17. Transport Equipment3,546 1.419.9 7.1 8,620 9.13 107,809 84,122 ‑1.4 ‑3.5 12,166 13.50 132,007 94,529
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,910 0.24‑4.2 ‑5.0 2,499 2.65 31,811 22,158 ‑27.4 ‑16.6 589 0.65 7,382 4,509
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,399 0.24‑7.2 ‑6.1 1,842 1.95 19,816 13,619 ‑6.2 ‑10.0 443 0.49 5,031 3,343
21. Works of Art / Antiques42 4.35‑28.6 46.1 13 0.01 678 553 ‑59.9 ‑22.7 55 0.06 1,176 918
22. Other Unclassified510 5.229.7 ‑14.9 121 0.13 1,455 970 ‑26.3 ‑5.8 630 0.70 8,025 6,408
23. Special Provisions‑8,168 0.004.1 ‑1.4 8,169 8.65 87,992 69,934 600.0 ‑55.8 1 0.00 5 3
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑4,310 0.95‑1.7 ‑2.0 94,418 100.00 1,065,373 787,382 6.7 4.1 90,109 100.00 955,652 765,690
World Zones
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2016
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
Africa7,971 2.11‑22.3 ‑11.3 7,170 7.59 86,568 59,506 2.1 5.8 15,141 16.80 176,281 132,344
Europe‑8,881 0.721.8 ‑1.6 31,864 33.75 359,242 266,166 1.1 3.4 22,983 25.51 271,169 214,367
America‑513 0.95‑6.2 ‑6.7 10,552 11.18 127,457 89,047 10.6 ‑3.3 10,038 11.14 103,260 77,694
Asia‑7,652 0.820.9 0.3 43,189 45.74 476,807 360,297 15.0 12.7 35,537 39.44 331,557 271,885
Oceania‑1 1.000.0 8.5 1,394 1.48 13,444 10,683 23.4 4.6 1,393 1.55 12,839 10,680
Other Unclassified Goods4,375 18.53‑8.3 36.3 250 0.26 1,854 1,683 ‑2.1 ‑22.4 4,624 5.13 54,797 52,552
Ships / aircraft stores392 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑32.5 32.5 392 0.43 5,750 6,169
Total‑4,310 0.95‑1.7 ‑2.0 94,418 100.00 1,065,373 787,382 6.7 4.1 90,109 100.00 955,652 765,690

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