South African Trade Trends - December 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‑323 0.7516.6 16.4 1,273 1.48 13,199 15,357 ‑8.4 ‑6.6 950 1.02 11,495 10,724
2. Vegetable Products2,109 2.45‑24.1 ‑28.6 1,459 1.70 32,301 23,081 11.4 9.2 3,567 3.82 52,543 57,370
3. Fats and Oils‑439 0.30‑18.6 1.2 626 0.73 9,985 10,113 ‑25.3 ‑13.0 187 0.20 2,677 2,332
4. Prepared Foods356 1.13‑2.0 4.9 2,738 3.19 29,760 31,235 18.4 ‑0.9 3,094 3.31 34,864 34,674
5. Mineral Products9,077 1.543.0 9.1 16,877 19.65 152,323 166,754 28.9 36.5 25,954 27.79 206,221 278,538
6. Chemical Products‑3,844 0.5817.0 5.4 9,072 10.56 107,003 112,707 12.2 10.4 5,228 5.60 55,663 60,811
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,431 0.398.1 0.9 3,977 4.63 47,904 48,297 9.1 0.4 1,546 1.66 17,971 18,031
8. Hides, Skins and Leather88 1.2910.5 ‑3.3 308 0.36 3,998 3,871 3.1 ‑4.4 395 0.42 4,310 4,121
9. Wood and articles thereof210 1.871.7 ‑7.5 241 0.28 3,963 3,672 ‑2.5 3.3 451 0.48 5,101 5,280
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,397 0.5795.5 12.0 3,233 3.76 17,177 19,251 4.1 ‑5.6 1,836 1.97 19,461 18,933
11. Textiles and Clothing‑1,167 0.497.2 ‑5.1 2,289 2.66 37,460 35,648 20.9 10.2 1,122 1.20 9,738 10,741
12. Footwear and Accessories‑602 0.14‑0.1 ‑9.1 697 0.81 14,184 12,901 38.1 13.2 95 0.10 852 965
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑522 0.418.4 ‑6.5 888 1.03 13,467 12,583 7.7 ‑18.0 366 0.39 4,229 3,926
14. Precious Stones18,476 32.6514.2 ‑17.6 584 0.68 8,740 7,201 24.5 ‑3.4 19,060 20.41 174,564 191,493
15. Base Metals7,880 3.22‑0.9 ‑1.4 3,547 4.13 58,325 57,518 15.2 4.2 11,427 12.23 124,281 130,058
16. Machinery and Appliances‑16,105 0.289.3 ‑3.8 22,329 26.00 266,263 256,051 7.1 ‑7.3 6,225 6.66 82,542 76,553
17. Transport Equipment1,443 1.17‑15.0 1.6 8,470 9.86 107,872 110,390 6.9 ‑3.3 9,913 10.61 131,970 128,290
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,780 0.270.3 ‑4.9 2,426 2.82 31,832 30,255 ‑1.9 ‑14.8 646 0.69 7,378 6,294
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,030 0.284.3 ‑3.8 1,432 1.67 19,819 19,059 ‑0.6 ‑7.6 402 0.43 5,028 4,648
21. Works of Art / Antiques52 3.69‑55.6 ‑0.7 19 0.02 678 672 107.8 4.8 71 0.08 1,176 1,160
22. Other Unclassified776 12.0712.3 ‑10.1 70 0.08 1,455 1,311 21.9 7.3 846 0.91 7,971 8,617
23. Special Provisions‑3,319 0.0020.6 2.2 3,336 3.88 88,090 89,931 >999.9 315.4 17 0.02 5 22
24. Total SA Rand / Percent7,509 1.095.7 0.1 85,889 100.00 1,065,797 1,067,856 17.5 7.1 93,398 100.00 960,040 1,053,577
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
Africa9,415 2.68‑13.2 ‑11.1 5,599 6.52 86,588 76,760 ‑0.8 2.3 15,014 16.08 176,764 179,930
Europe‑4,380 0.845.7 ‑0.1 27,010 31.45 359,451 359,484 8.9 3.8 22,630 24.23 271,480 283,043
America‑188 0.98‑7.6 ‑7.8 9,358 10.90 127,533 117,658 27.0 5.0 9,170 9.82 103,124 108,686
Asia‑4,719 0.8910.6 3.7 42,082 49.00 476,940 495,354 23.4 15.1 37,364 40.01 335,297 384,643
Oceania‑792 0.5044.5 17.5 1,568 1.83 13,431 15,791 16.5 9.3 776 0.83 12,840 14,024
Other Unclassified Goods7,630 29.2082.9 51.5 271 0.32 1,854 2,809 63.3 ‑4.1 7,901 8.46 54,786 75,131
Ships / aircraft stores543 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 31.7 41.2 543 0.58 5,751 8,120
Total7,509 1.095.7 0.1 85,889 100.00 1,065,797 1,067,856 17.5 7.1 93,398 100.00 960,040 1,053,577

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