South African Trade Trends - July 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‑587 0.5613.8 12.3 1,341 1.66 13,208 8,832 ‑7.2 1.5 754 0.91 11,493 6,303
2. Vegetable Products5,336 4.14‑40.0 ‑15.4 1,701 2.11 32,300 13,277 10.6 5.2 7,037 8.47 52,568 34,916
3. Fats and Oils‑620 0.280.0 14.6 857 1.06 9,996 5,748 ‑4.4 12.5 236 0.28 2,676 1,404
4. Prepared Foods729 1.34‑6.4 8.2 2,119 2.62 29,766 16,499 ‑7.2 ‑6.0 2,847 3.43 34,945 18,000
5. Mineral Products9,425 2.091.5 8.1 8,608 10.65 152,176 94,322 27.1 33.9 18,033 21.70 201,608 148,379
6. Chemical Products‑4,608 0.512.6 ‑1.8 9,489 11.74 106,963 62,099 10.9 5.2 4,881 5.87 55,675 34,486
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,232 0.40‑2.9 0.4 3,749 4.64 47,825 26,814 ‑0.3 6.0 1,517 1.83 17,959 10,028
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑13 0.96‑9.0 ‑10.8 290 0.36 4,004 2,019 ‑5.1 ‑5.0 277 0.33 4,309 2,307
9. Wood and articles thereof73 1.26‑1.9 ‑11.0 278 0.34 3,963 2,170 13.8 3.7 351 0.42 5,102 2,970
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑94 0.93‑13.4 ‑9.1 1,256 1.55 17,171 8,432 ‑7.6 ‑0.8 1,162 1.40 19,448 10,642
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,229 0.19‑4.8 ‑10.7 2,758 3.41 37,562 20,104 3.5 4.4 530 0.64 9,749 5,523
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,009 0.06‑6.9 ‑10.6 1,076 1.33 14,185 7,238 8.1 1.9 67 0.08 852 489
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑707 0.31‑9.4 ‑8.9 1,027 1.27 13,466 7,046 ‑0.2 ‑20.4 320 0.38 4,239 2,102
14. Precious Stones14,424 39.33‑9.7 35.2 376 0.47 8,739 3,820 ‑27.6 ‑13.4 14,800 17.81 174,524 106,136
15. Base Metals5,738 2.371.2 ‑4.0 4,198 5.19 58,327 33,917 ‑1.1 3.1 9,935 11.96 124,276 73,808
16. Machinery and Appliances‑13,704 0.31‑2.7 ‑9.2 19,930 24.66 266,161 140,354 ‑12.8 ‑12.0 6,226 7.49 82,603 42,400
17. Transport Equipment2,422 1.2323.1 3.5 10,406 12.88 107,809 66,437 ‑1.7 ‑0.9 12,828 15.44 132,007 71,916
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,100 0.17‑8.5 ‑3.0 2,523 3.12 31,811 17,110 ‑33.8 ‑4.7 423 0.51 7,382 3,402
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,032 0.270.8 ‑6.2 1,422 1.76 19,816 9,945 ‑4.9 ‑10.1 389 0.47 5,031 2,496
21. Works of Art / Antiques‑11 0.8211.5 63.0 64 0.08 678 476 ‑9.7 18.6 53 0.06 1,176 803
22. Other Unclassified311 3.77‑14.7 ‑14.1 112 0.14 1,455 757 ‑18.1 ‑4.4 424 0.51 8,025 5,365
23. Special Provisions‑7,231 0.003.7 ‑1.9 7,231 8.95 87,992 52,513 ‑65.6 ‑68.9 0 0.00 5 2
24. Total SA Rand / Percent2,280 1.030.2 ‑2.2 80,808 100.00 1,065,373 599,931 ‑3.0 3.1 83,088 100.00 955,652 583,876
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
Africa10,701 3.38‑24.3 ‑5.2 4,497 5.56 86,568 45,439 4.9 6.6 15,198 18.29 176,281 101,548
Europe‑3,898 0.870.1 ‑2.4 29,021 35.91 359,242 203,286 ‑3.6 5.8 25,123 30.24 271,169 166,060
America‑881 0.91‑0.2 ‑4.3 9,580 11.85 127,457 68,611 ‑1.5 ‑5.3 8,699 10.47 103,260 57,723
Asia‑9,806 0.735.1 ‑1.4 36,743 45.47 476,807 273,467 2.0 10.7 26,937 32.42 331,557 204,062
Oceania381 1.41‑19.0 2.1 929 1.15 13,444 7,829 6.0 0.4 1,310 1.58 12,839 7,878
Other Unclassified Goods5,406 >100.00207.7 57.5 39 0.05 1,854 1,300 ‑32.1 ‑29.7 5,445 6.55 54,797 41,252
Ships / aircraft stores377 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 11.8 41.1 377 0.45 5,750 5,354
Total2,280 1.030.2 ‑2.2 80,808 100.00 1,065,373 599,931 ‑3.0 3.1 83,088 100.00 955,652 583,876

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