TRADE STATISTICS

Exploring South Africa's Merchandise Trade Statistics

SARS is the legislatively empowered controlling entity for statistics on the importation and exportation of goods. Exercising this control entails record-keeping, verification, publication and analysis of trade data.

  • Explore South Africa’s Merchandise Trade Statistics through interactive visualisations and other content
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Any queries can be directed to tradestatistics@sars.gov.za. 
 

 April 2018 overview

Slice 2.png EXPORTS
Slice 3.png IMPORTS
​R  88,497,767,836  R  87,357,226,256
Trade Surplus:   R 1,140,541,580
Top 5 countries we exported to: Top 5 countries we imported from:​
  1. China (9.8%)
  2. United States (6.6%)
  3. Germany (6.5%)
  4. India (5.2%)
  5. Japan (4.7%)
  1. China (16.4%)
  2. Germany (9.6%)
  3. Saudi Arabia (6.7%)
  4. United States (6.3%)
  5. India (4.5%)
 
 
 
 
 

Release Calendar 2018

Trade statistics will be published on the last business day of every month, for the previous month, at 14:00 South African local time (GMT+2). 
 

RELEASE DATE FOR MAY 2018
Friday, 29 June 2018

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