South African Trade Trends - March 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‑518 0.6517.3 15.3 1,462 1.69 13,208 3,567 ‑5.7 7.3 945 1.05 11,493 2,858
2. Vegetable Products2,477 2.25‑24.2 12.0 1,986 2.29 32,300 6,703 4.6 11.8 4,463 4.96 52,568 12,208
3. Fats and Oils‑722 0.1836.4 27.1 879 1.02 9,996 2,838 ‑1.5 23.8 157 0.17 2,676 468
4. Prepared Foods343 1.1518.0 14.8 2,306 2.66 29,766 7,887 ‑13.2 3.3 2,649 2.94 34,945 6,803
5. Mineral Products7,849 1.5526.7 2.0 14,239 16.45 152,176 42,636 47.4 17.6 22,088 24.54 201,608 64,538
6. Chemical Products‑3,117 0.642.0 ‑0.3 8,621 9.96 106,963 26,225 10.0 0.8 5,504 6.12 55,675 14,486
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,229 0.410.8 5.6 3,782 4.37 47,825 11,598 5.3 13.4 1,553 1.73 17,959 4,162
8. Hides, Skins and Leather82 1.35‑13.4 ‑9.6 230 0.27 4,004 900 ‑10.0 ‑1.4 312 0.35 4,309 916
9. Wood and articles thereof233 1.85‑18.4 ‑9.8 272 0.31 3,963 1,011 7.0 10.4 505 0.56 5,102 1,273
10. Pulp and Paper Products644 1.53‑14.6 ‑1.6 1,207 1.39 17,171 3,748 ‑8.5 5.0 1,851 2.06 19,448 4,826
11. Textiles and Clothing‑1,483 0.41‑17.6 ‑5.4 2,507 2.90 37,562 8,840 4.1 6.2 1,024 1.14 9,749 2,535
12. Footwear and Accessories‑724 0.11‑22.4 ‑4.4 814 0.94 14,185 3,138 ‑2.0 1.1 90 0.10 852 189
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑574 0.36‑16.5 ‑0.8 890 1.03 13,466 2,946 ‑46.5 ‑10.4 316 0.35 4,239 810
14. Precious Stones15,919 39.7213.1 64.2 411 0.48 8,739 1,530 ‑3.4 5.5 16,330 18.14 174,524 42,614
15. Base Metals5,990 2.30‑7.7 ‑4.3 4,615 5.33 58,327 14,594 ‑0.9 5.3 10,605 11.78 124,276 31,031
16. Machinery and Appliances‑12,948 0.36‑15.4 ‑7.5 20,158 23.30 266,161 58,199 ‑15.0 ‑3.7 7,210 8.01 82,603 17,187
17. Transport Equipment1,304 1.13‑8.3 ‑3.5 10,051 11.62 107,809 24,835 ‑5.2 12.4 11,356 12.62 132,007 26,251
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,141 0.27‑2.7 4.0 2,918 3.37 31,811 7,542 4.2 12.8 777 0.86 7,382 1,627
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑767 0.32‑16.1 ‑4.9 1,128 1.30 19,816 3,917 ‑18.7 ‑6.3 360 0.40 5,031 929
21. Works of Art / Antiques294 2.73208.2 89.5 170 0.20 678 292 110.9 42.0 464 0.52 1,176 578
22. Other Unclassified1,248 7.26‑21.2 ‑9.8 200 0.23 1,455 427 46.3 19.5 1,448 1.61 8,025 2,899
23. Special Provisions‑7,686 0.00‑6.9 4.4 7,687 8.88 87,992 21,685 14.3 ‑37.6 1 0.00 5 1
24. Total SA Rand / Percent3,474 1.04‑4.1 ‑0.6 86,532 100.00 1,065,373 255,057 6.9 8.2 90,005 100.00 955,652 239,189
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
Africa9,260 2.423.0 6.5 6,518 7.53 86,568 22,133 7.8 6.8 15,778 17.53 176,281 41,825
Europe‑5,340 0.83‑5.7 0.4 32,225 37.24 359,242 86,542 10.2 13.8 26,885 29.87 271,169 67,240
America‑2,703 0.75‑10.2 0.7 10,734 12.40 127,457 29,003 ‑11.6 ‑1.6 8,031 8.92 103,260 21,800
Asia‑5,104 0.86‑2.9 ‑3.0 35,799 41.37 476,807 113,437 15.8 11.6 30,695 34.10 331,557 86,996
Oceania156 1.1320.7 3.6 1,158 1.34 13,444 3,665 ‑5.0 ‑1.7 1,314 1.46 12,839 3,004
Other Unclassified Goods5,873 60.99‑26.9 ‑3.4 98 0.11 1,854 277 ‑22.8 ‑2.4 5,971 6.63 54,797 15,480
Ships / aircraft stores1,332 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 169.3 ‑17.4 1,332 1.48 5,750 2,846
Total3,474 1.04‑4.1 ‑0.6 86,532 100.00 1,065,373 255,057 6.9 8.2 90,005 100.00 955,652 239,189

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