South African Trade Trends - January 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‑243 0.7815.2 14.7 1,130 1.27 13,208 1,130 7.6 14.4 887 1.24 11,493 887
2. Vegetable Products961 1.360.1 33.0 2,690 3.03 32,300 2,690 4.6 17.5 3,650 5.12 52,568 3,650
3. Fats and Oils‑833 0.1524.9 31.7 977 1.10 9,996 977 22.6 17.2 144 0.20 2,676 144
4. Prepared Foods‑1,061 0.6426.7 14.5 2,928 3.30 29,766 2,928 ‑1.8 11.2 1,867 2.62 34,945 1,867
5. Mineral Products8,206 1.5916.5 ‑6.2 13,919 15.66 152,176 13,919 49.6 9.9 22,125 31.03 201,608 22,125
6. Chemical Products‑4,887 0.472.7 1.3 9,239 10.40 106,963 9,239 4.5 1.6 4,353 6.10 55,675 4,353
7. Plastics and Rubber‑3,311 0.257.8 8.9 4,403 4.95 47,825 4,403 7.3 13.0 1,093 1.53 17,959 1,093
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑73 0.79‑8.6 ‑6.4 345 0.39 4,004 345 ‑1.2 ‑0.5 272 0.38 4,309 272
9. Wood and articles thereof‑138 0.66‑13.1 ‑4.0 403 0.45 3,963 403 1.0 7.9 265 0.37 5,102 265
10. Pulp and Paper Products13 1.01‑4.7 6.4 1,418 1.60 17,171 1,418 ‑9.0 12.6 1,431 2.01 19,448 1,431
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,477 0.21‑11.3 1.8 3,146 3.54 37,562 3,146 9.7 9.5 669 0.94 9,749 669
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,121 0.03‑8.6 3.2 1,158 1.30 14,185 1,158 3.0 4.4 37 0.05 852 37
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑901 0.20‑5.6 4.6 1,126 1.27 13,466 1,126 ‑15.5 15.1 225 0.32 4,239 225
14. Precious Stones12,969 22.9861.8 69.3 590 0.66 8,739 590 ‑8.3 11.3 13,559 19.02 174,524 13,559
15. Base Metals4,398 1.82‑4.2 ‑1.8 5,392 6.07 58,327 5,392 8.5 6.9 9,790 13.73 124,276 9,790
16. Machinery and Appliances‑16,620 0.21‑6.3 ‑3.0 20,989 23.62 266,161 20,989 ‑11.2 ‑0.2 4,369 6.13 82,603 4,369
17. Transport Equipment‑2,544 0.6715.5 ‑3.7 7,714 8.68 107,809 7,714 2.2 16.2 5,170 7.25 132,007 5,170
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,059 0.133.1 7.6 2,376 2.67 31,811 2,376 ‑14.9 4.6 318 0.45 7,382 318
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,295 0.16‑3.0 0.7 1,538 1.73 19,816 1,538 ‑16.7 ‑2.6 243 0.34 5,031 243
21. Works of Art / Antiques‑13 0.7962.2 49.0 60 0.07 678 60 ‑33.5 30.5 47 0.07 1,176 47
22. Other Unclassified627 4.8827.9 9.8 162 0.18 1,455 162 ‑6.4 26.9 789 1.11 8,025 789
23. Special Provisions‑7,163 0.007.5 9.7 7,163 8.06 87,992 7,163 ‑85.0 ‑59.5 0 0.00 5 0
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑17,566 0.804.0 1.4 88,867 100.00 1,065,373 88,867 9.1 9.8 71,301 100.00 955,652 71,301
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
Africa3,596 1.445.9 3.3 8,122 9.14 86,568 8,122 13.7 6.1 11,718 16.43 176,281 11,718
Europe‑10,121 0.654.7 4.5 28,792 32.40 359,242 28,792 10.3 14.1 18,672 26.19 271,169 18,672
America‑2,451 0.73‑0.6 6.0 9,022 10.15 127,457 9,022 ‑6.2 4.4 6,571 9.22 103,260 6,571
Asia‑14,434 0.663.7 ‑2.1 41,994 47.25 476,807 41,994 20.6 10.6 27,560 38.65 331,557 27,560
Oceania‑136 0.8420.0 ‑6.1 853 0.96 13,444 853 7.9 5.1 717 1.01 12,839 717
Other Unclassified Goods5,225 62.76125.4 3.2 85 0.10 1,854 85 ‑27.8 14.1 5,310 7.45 54,797 5,310
Ships / aircraft stores754 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 51.4 ‑32.1 754 1.06 5,750 754
Total‑17,566 0.804.0 1.4 88,867 100.00 1,065,373 88,867 9.1 9.8 71,301 100.00 955,652 71,301

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