South African Trade Trends - April 2019

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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.
2018
(Rm)
Cumul.
2019
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
(Rm)
Cumul.
2019
1. Animals / Animal Products‑358 0.74‑0.7 1.1 1,365 1.31 16,232 5,126 3.7 5.7 1,006 1.09 11,544 3,653
2. Vegetable Products1,203 1.4820.3 7.8 2,500 2.41 22,466 7,588 6.2 9.6 3,702 4.00 61,054 15,845
3. Fats and Oils‑582 0.2227.0 ‑2.7 744 0.72 8,753 2,787 ‑8.6 ‑23.4 162 0.17 1,844 566
4. Prepared Foods656 1.2410.0 5.5 2,713 2.61 31,546 10,176 10.7 9.0 3,369 3.64 37,985 11,488
5. Mineral Products5,394 1.2712.9 28.5 20,336 19.59 232,281 70,506 20.7 6.6 25,730 27.78 271,382 99,015
6. Chemical Products‑5,492 0.485.5 10.3 10,627 10.24 127,007 39,643 8.3 9.5 5,135 5.54 65,769 21,391
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,572 0.44‑2.9 5.2 4,581 4.41 54,022 17,120 35.4 15.6 2,008 2.17 19,536 7,226
8. Hides, Skins and Leather52 1.220.9 4.9 231 0.22 3,947 1,106 ‑11.2 ‑14.1 282 0.30 3,642 932
9. Wood and articles thereof308 1.993.8 7.9 313 0.30 3,777 1,446 21.8 16.8 621 0.67 5,913 2,042
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,588 0.31‑12.2 33.0 2,298 2.21 34,669 8,918 ‑47.3 ‑7.6 710 0.77 19,231 2,823
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,508 0.2414.7 12.7 3,281 3.16 38,550 14,302 ‑16.7 3.6 773 0.83 11,844 3,113
12. Footwear and Accessories‑877 0.108.7 9.7 971 0.94 13,770 4,588 16.4 10.2 94 0.10 1,036 324
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑918 0.2911.2 14.3 1,286 1.24 14,503 4,883 6.9 11.3 367 0.40 4,537 1,396
14. Precious Stones12,777 13.6893.0 81.3 1,008 0.97 13,119 3,830 ‑7.9 9.0 13,784 14.88 213,336 58,030
15. Base Metals6,926 2.3413.7 7.6 5,152 4.96 58,458 20,402 9.5 9.4 12,079 13.04 141,460 45,022
16. Machinery and Appliances‑17,214 0.2811.1 3.4 23,837 22.96 262,483 87,224 4.7 7.7 6,623 7.15 81,470 24,588
17. Transport Equipment6,324 1.7320.6 4.2 8,714 8.39 106,040 35,213 44.7 22.1 15,038 16.23 140,752 49,064
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,129 0.207.9 6.0 2,653 2.56 31,663 10,414 24.5 6.6 524 0.57 6,019 2,069
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,345 0.1915.3 10.0 1,665 1.60 20,454 6,185 4.6 ‑0.6 321 0.35 4,802 1,509
21. Works of Art / Antiques95 5.12‑34.0 1.9 23 0.02 778 230 ‑10.3 21.4 118 0.13 1,018 401
22. Other Unclassified60 1.487.1 ‑2.6 126 0.12 1,138 356 ‑52.1 ‑30.7 186 0.20 5,966 851
23. Special Provisions‑9,396 0.0037.3 17.1 9,396 9.05 98,440 36,739 ‑16.1 ‑61.3 0 0.00 8 4
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑11,185 0.8913.1 11.8 103,817 100.00 1,194,093 388,779 11.6 9.3 92,632 100.00 1,110,146 351,351
World Zones
  
Trade
  
Imports
  
Exports
  
(Rand millions)Balance
ex-im
Ratio
ex/im
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
(Rm)
Cumul.
2019
%
3mth
%
12mth
(Rm)
Month
total
Month
% of
total
(Rm)
Cumul.
2018
(Rm)
Cumul.
2019
Africa6,579 1.6622.0 47.3 9,929 9.56 114,540 33,167 10.0 9.8 16,509 17.82 195,862 61,478
Europe‑5,327 0.8413.9 6.8 33,257 32.03 377,088 126,819 25.0 22.7 27,930 30.15 317,832 103,596
America‑2,189 0.8016.0 6.7 11,218 10.81 118,940 38,587 8.5 1.3 9,029 9.75 107,150 33,943
Asia‑14,255 0.7010.0 10.3 47,006 45.28 558,484 182,233 12.0 7.3 32,751 35.36 392,810 126,840
Oceania‑335 0.8114.5 19.9 1,766 1.70 20,176 6,547 12.7 1.2 1,432 1.55 13,295 3,976
Other Unclassified Goods4,050 7.3175.4 86.1 642 0.62 4,865 1,426 ‑21.8 ‑11.4 4,692 5.07 78,425 20,249
Ships / aircraft stores290 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑46.4 ‑46.0 290 0.31 4,771 1,269
Total‑11,185 0.8913.1 11.8 103,817 100.00 1,194,093 388,779 11.6 9.3 92,632 100.00 1,110,146 351,351

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