South African Trade Trends - October 2018

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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.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
1. Animals / Animal Products‑370 0.7513.2 7.9 1,493 1.23 15,357 13,639 27.7 7.2 1,123 1.03 10,724 9,626
2. Vegetable Products2,091 1.92‑16.7 ‑7.2 2,279 1.87 23,081 19,357 15.8 6.5 4,370 4.02 57,370 54,819
3. Fats and Oils‑1,021 0.1110.2 ‑10.6 1,152 0.95 10,113 7,455 ‑29.5 ‑22.2 131 0.12 2,332 1,566
4. Prepared Foods1,681 1.54‑4.5 ‑0.8 3,127 2.57 31,235 25,862 17.1 16.3 4,808 4.43 34,674 32,014
5. Mineral Products2,969 1.1352.2 34.2 23,687 19.48 166,754 193,162 ‑0.6 3.2 26,656 24.54 278,538 221,839
6. Chemical Products‑7,646 0.4320.2 15.6 13,346 10.98 112,707 105,762 10.4 7.3 5,699 5.25 60,811 53,631
7. Plastics and Rubber‑3,350 0.3615.1 14.2 5,245 4.31 48,297 45,335 14.7 10.4 1,896 1.75 18,031 16,307
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑149 0.6911.5 4.5 477 0.39 3,871 3,247 ‑9.8 ‑5.2 328 0.30 4,121 3,039
9. Wood and articles thereof141 1.3610.5 3.4 391 0.32 3,672 3,206 19.3 8.3 533 0.49 5,280 4,729
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,359 0.5890.7 116.4 3,251 2.67 19,251 28,226 19.7 2.6 1,892 1.74 18,933 15,817
11. Textiles and Clothing‑3,090 0.2813.3 8.5 4,309 3.54 35,648 32,654 19.8 14.9 1,220 1.12 10,741 9,472
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,557 0.0615.0 3.8 1,650 1.36 12,901 11,864 ‑0.4 11.6 93 0.09 965 811
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑980 0.3216.1 14.0 1,435 1.18 12,583 12,089 19.3 16.4 455 0.42 3,926 3,755
14. Precious Stones19,512 14.29136.9 74.4 1,468 1.21 7,201 11,766 23.0 16.2 20,980 19.32 191,493 175,931
15. Base Metals6,613 2.1211.7 0.8 5,916 4.87 57,518 49,587 18.7 12.1 12,529 11.54 130,058 117,310
16. Machinery and Appliances‑17,857 0.328.9 6.2 26,152 21.51 256,051 218,302 12.3 7.3 8,295 7.64 76,553 67,193
17. Transport Equipment5,879 1.5710.6 ‑9.0 10,358 8.52 110,390 88,240 36.7 8.9 16,237 14.95 128,290 113,979
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,450 0.178.2 2.6 2,960 2.43 30,255 26,027 ‑0.7 ‑0.5 510 0.47 6,294 4,951
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑2,011 0.1916.1 8.8 2,495 2.05 19,059 17,182 5.7 6.7 484 0.45 4,648 3,991
21. Works of Art / Antiques49 3.54105.5 ‑0.4 19 0.02 672 718 21.9 ‑4.3 68 0.06 1,160 831
22. Other Unclassified214 3.29‑16.4 ‑12.6 94 0.08 1,311 970 ‑30.1 ‑25.4 308 0.28 8,617 4,946
23. Special Provisions‑10,283 0.0014.8 11.3 10,283 8.46 89,931 85,978 ‑7.7 349.1 1 0.00 22 7
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑12,974 0.8919.5 11.9 121,588 100.00 1,067,856 1,000,624 14.6 8.5 108,614 100.00 1,053,577 916,561
World Zones
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2017
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
Africa7,445 1.6061.2 31.3 12,460 10.25 76,760 93,342 18.4 7.8 19,905 18.33 179,930 162,127
Europe‑2,400 0.939.3 6.2 35,127 28.89 359,484 317,430 34.2 9.5 32,726 30.13 283,043 261,800
America‑2,417 0.8015.2 ‑1.6 11,818 9.72 117,658 98,664 ‑3.8 5.3 9,401 8.66 108,686 87,165
Asia‑22,116 0.6321.0 15.0 59,438 48.89 495,354 470,516 5.2 7.8 37,322 34.36 384,643 322,567
Oceania‑568 0.6719.5 36.2 1,736 1.43 15,791 16,284 4.1 ‑4.1 1,168 1.07 14,024 10,907
Other Unclassified Goods6,846 7.79103.8 86.8 1,009 0.83 2,809 4,387 17.2 21.6 7,855 7.23 75,131 67,843
Ships / aircraft stores237 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑50.2 ‑33.2 237 0.22 8,120 4,153
Total‑12,974 0.8919.5 11.9 121,588 100.00 1,067,856 1,000,624 14.6 8.5 108,614 100.00 1,053,577 916,561

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