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SA Trade
SA Trade incl. BELN
Apr-2022R 136,298
YTDR 533,810
Apr-2022R 151,791
YTDR 613,240
Trade balance
Apr-2022R 15,493
YTDR 79,430


IHS Markit has been active in the South African market since 1994. We have a thorough understanding of local conditions, and being part of a global family means our clients have access to our international products, services, and experts from wherever your business may operate in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our unique perspective and capabilities provide the most timely and comprehensive economic and financial coverage of countries, regions, and industries available from any source. On a continuous basis, we update our analyses and forecasts, taking into account political, economic, legal, tax, operational, and security factors. Our services are available through subscriptions or projects, and delivered though our Web site, printed publications, conferences, reports, and presentations.

Our Experts

Hundreds of analysts, researchers, and economists on our staff bring expertise spanning approximately 170 industries and over 200 countries. Every hour of every day, we collect and monitor data, provide forecasts and analysis, and offer consulting advice to our clients in business, financial, and government organisations around the world.

How We Can Help

Our services are instrumental in assisting corporate executives, money managers, bankers, economists, planners, purchasing professionals, marketing executives, resource managers, and government policy makers in over 3,800 organisations around the world to develop strategies, control risks, and make key decisions. Our team of analysts and economists based in South Africa offers a number of products and services tailor made for the South African market, as well as international products developed by our worldwide network of offices.

Products and Services

IHS Markit EconoInsight provides detailed economic commentaries, forecasts, and analyses spanning the short-, medium-, and long-term prospects for South Africa, as well as summary outlooks for sub-Saharan Africa and the world. Regular reports, a comprehensive data repository, and access to our team of specialised economists will help interpret how the economy impacts your organisation.

EconoInsight provides a coherent framework for interpretation, and ensures that the analysis and forecasts for South Africa are consistent with our global forecasts for over 200 economies. The combination of experienced analysts, sophisticated economic models, and consistent information will give you a dependable platform from which to make effective business decisions.

IHS Markit Regional eXplorer (ReX) provides up-to-date statistics and insight for various geographic regions within South Africa. In order to provide reliable and accurate information on a low spatial level, ReX consolidates a wide range of data sources that cover South Africa's socio-economy. Combined with an easy to use platform to extract data from this knowledge base, ReX truly brings you municipal level insight at your fingertips.

IHS Markit EconoStat is a Web-based data navigation and analysis application that provides subscribers with the most up-to-date, easy access to historical economic and socioeconomic time-series data. Continuous data evaluation and validation checks guarantee timely, accurate, and prompt data delivery. Historical revisions and changes to units of measurements, base years, definitions, and reporting criteria are implemented as they become available.

Our data specialists act as a link between the data sources and you. EconoStat allows you to focus on data analysis without the added concern of data accumulation and evaluation, thereby increasing your productivity. The ease of use and simple navigation give fast and reliable access to accurate data.