South African Trade Trends - May 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‑462 0.6913.4 12.7 1,485 1.61 13,208 6,220 ‑1.7 4.6 1,023 1.08 11,493 4,697
2. Vegetable Products3,675 3.53‑39.3 1.5 1,455 1.57 32,300 9,706 ‑3.4 5.1 5,130 5.44 52,568 20,747
3. Fats and Oils‑243 0.52‑10.8 19.0 508 0.55 9,996 4,160 10.2 23.6 265 0.28 2,676 906
4. Prepared Foods1,419 1.67‑6.0 11.3 2,131 2.31 29,766 12,302 ‑5.9 ‑1.5 3,550 3.76 34,945 12,674
5. Mineral Products6,294 1.3726.4 11.0 17,145 18.55 152,176 73,863 49.8 28.0 23,439 24.85 201,608 111,845
6. Chemical Products‑3,392 0.63‑0.9 ‑1.7 9,055 9.80 106,963 43,469 15.4 5.3 5,664 6.01 55,675 24,536
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,257 0.43‑5.3 2.7 3,983 4.31 47,825 19,182 ‑3.3 11.2 1,726 1.83 17,959 6,932
8. Hides, Skins and Leather138 1.47‑6.7 ‑9.7 293 0.32 4,004 1,439 ‑5.9 ‑2.3 431 0.46 4,309 1,695
9. Wood and articles thereof192 1.63‑14.1 ‑10.2 306 0.33 3,963 1,594 7.9 9.2 498 0.53 5,102 2,044
10. Pulp and Paper Products558 1.45‑17.4 ‑5.3 1,253 1.36 17,171 6,031 3.6 4.1 1,810 1.92 19,448 8,022
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,291 0.27‑8.9 ‑8.5 3,120 3.38 37,562 14,641 0.8 3.4 829 0.88 9,749 4,156
12. Footwear and Accessories‑952 0.08‑5.3 ‑7.0 1,031 1.12 14,185 5,069 9.1 0.3 79 0.08 852 348
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑703 0.33‑16.1 ‑6.8 1,051 1.14 13,466 4,955 ‑39.1 ‑21.3 349 0.37 4,239 1,437
14. Precious Stones16,281 31.64‑15.7 45.0 531 0.57 8,739 2,865 ‑16.0 ‑3.2 16,813 17.83 174,524 74,998
15. Base Metals7,195 2.39‑1.1 ‑4.5 5,165 5.59 58,327 24,619 1.9 4.0 12,360 13.11 124,276 54,163
16. Machinery and Appliances‑14,723 0.31‑8.9 ‑9.1 21,376 23.13 266,161 99,558 ‑10.2 ‑8.5 6,653 7.05 82,603 29,615
17. Transport Equipment919 1.0920.2 ‑0.1 9,719 10.52 107,809 44,346 ‑14.8 1.2 10,638 11.28 132,007 46,264
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,052 0.18‑6.6 ‑0.9 2,517 2.72 31,811 12,215 ‑6.2 5.1 464 0.49 7,382 2,531
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑76 0.95‑5.0 ‑6.0 1,662 1.80 19,816 6,877 84.2 12.4 1,586 1.68 5,031 2,858
21. Works of Art / Antiques2 1.0393.9 70.6 60 0.07 678 384 42.4 13.9 62 0.07 1,176 689
22. Other Unclassified881 14.98‑34.7 ‑17.1 63 0.07 1,455 572 23.9 16.5 944 1.00 8,025 4,360
23. Special Provisions0 0.00‑42.2 ‑10.3 0 0.00 87,992 36,593 25.0 ‑36.7 0 0.00 5 1
24. Total SA Rand / Percent1,892 1.02‑0.5 ‑1.0 92,421 100.00 1,065,373 430,658 3.5 6.0 94,312 100.00 955,652 415,518
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
Africa10,245 2.50‑5.0 2.6 6,807 7.37 86,568 36,262 8.2 7.6 17,052 18.08 176,281 71,802
Europe‑4,955 0.84‑2.0 ‑0.9 30,533 33.04 359,242 143,940 7.8 8.9 25,578 27.12 271,169 116,459
America138 1.01‑10.6 ‑3.5 10,083 10.91 127,457 47,730 ‑7.9 ‑2.5 10,221 10.84 103,260 39,867
Asia‑11,555 0.744.0 ‑1.5 43,623 47.20 476,807 195,829 9.4 11.2 32,068 34.00 331,557 148,577
Oceania‑32 0.9712.2 12.2 1,204 1.30 13,444 5,881 14.0 ‑1.6 1,173 1.24 12,839 5,338
Other Unclassified Goods7,160 43.1736.2 20.1 170 0.18 1,854 1,015 ‑28.5 ‑15.4 7,330 7.77 54,797 29,060
Ships / aircraft stores890 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 127.3 14.3 890 0.94 5,750 4,416
Total1,892 1.02‑0.5 ‑1.0 92,421 100.00 1,065,373 430,658 3.5 6.0 94,312 100.00 955,652 415,518

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