South African Trade Trends - August 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‑507 0.673.5 10.3 1,537 1.47 15,357 10,721 13.2 ‑0.4 1,030 0.99 10,724 7,582
2. Vegetable Products6,233 4.6011.6 ‑1.6 1,734 1.66 23,081 15,510 7.1 6.4 7,967 7.63 57,370 43,882
3. Fats and Oils‑535 0.22‑8.5 ‑14.7 682 0.65 10,113 5,363 ‑34.2 ‑21.3 148 0.14 2,332 1,312
4. Prepared Foods345 1.1210.3 3.7 2,947 2.83 31,235 19,964 10.0 12.5 3,292 3.15 34,674 23,780
5. Mineral Products9,470 1.6562.3 24.5 14,517 13.92 166,754 143,964 13.1 10.6 23,987 22.98 278,538 171,959
6. Chemical Products‑6,069 0.4918.3 14.0 11,953 11.46 112,707 81,185 8.7 5.9 5,883 5.64 60,811 42,302
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,905 0.3810.7 11.3 4,684 4.49 48,297 35,209 11.9 7.4 1,779 1.70 18,031 14,786
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑79 0.7811.3 2.5 368 0.35 3,871 2,362 ‑11.2 ‑6.6 289 0.28 4,121 2,404
9. Wood and articles thereof270 1.811.4 0.6 332 0.32 3,672 2,507 6.1 7.5 602 0.58 5,280 3,696
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑853 0.71130.1 103.4 2,950 2.83 19,251 22,011 20.0 ‑0.5 2,097 2.01 18,933 12,110
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,589 0.287.4 4.6 3,600 3.45 35,648 24,842 27.2 15.8 1,011 0.97 10,741 7,098
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,522 0.059.8 1.7 1,602 1.54 12,901 8,883 9.4 13.8 80 0.08 965 622
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑880 0.3217.2 11.4 1,295 1.24 12,583 9,328 20.2 13.4 415 0.40 3,926 2,875
14. Precious Stones16,794 9.50216.2 65.8 1,976 1.89 7,201 8,532 23.6 11.9 18,770 17.98 191,493 135,528
15. Base Metals7,413 2.355.2 ‑1.3 5,489 5.26 57,518 38,287 24.5 9.3 12,902 12.36 130,058 92,496
16. Machinery and Appliances‑15,614 0.323.9 4.4 23,105 22.15 256,051 167,982 10.8 5.2 7,491 7.18 76,553 51,995
17. Transport Equipment5,282 1.52‑7.7 ‑9.5 10,106 9.69 110,390 68,802 6.0 2.3 15,388 14.74 128,290 83,619
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,189 0.205.5 1.0 2,748 2.63 30,255 20,163 11.5 ‑1.8 559 0.54 6,294 3,881
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,601 0.2111.4 4.0 2,024 1.94 19,059 12,572 ‑0.3 3.6 423 0.41 4,648 3,092
21. Works of Art / Antiques‑24 0.7246.5 ‑20.4 89 0.09 672 608 11.4 ‑25.3 64 0.06 1,160 666
22. Other Unclassified91 1.8716.0 ‑2.0 105 0.10 1,311 768 17.0 ‑16.7 195 0.19 8,617 3,870
23. Special Provisions‑10,480 0.0017.1 9.2 10,482 10.05 89,931 66,443 163.6 782.8 2 0.00 22 6
24. Total SA Rand / Percent50 1.0017.2 8.9 104,323 100.00 1,067,856 766,006 14.3 7.9 104,373 100.00 1,053,577 709,559
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
Africa10,128 2.3177.8 19.7 7,710 7.39 76,760 69,145 10.6 3.6 17,838 17.09 179,930 127,383
Europe‑4,249 0.8812.1 6.3 35,744 34.26 359,484 249,392 14.7 2.9 31,495 30.18 283,043 196,616
America‑2,204 0.80‑0.8 ‑5.1 11,223 10.76 117,658 75,040 3.5 6.4 9,019 8.64 108,686 67,896
Asia‑11,534 0.7616.3 11.3 47,454 45.49 495,354 356,509 19.2 12.1 35,920 34.42 384,643 250,668
Oceania9 1.0042.4 38.9 1,784 1.71 15,791 12,920 9.4 0.8 1,792 1.72 14,024 8,673
Other Unclassified Goods7,570 19.52169.2 89.3 409 0.39 2,809 3,001 18.6 25.9 7,978 7.64 75,131 54,635
Ships / aircraft stores330 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑25.3 ‑22.9 330 0.32 8,120 3,689
Total50 1.0017.2 8.9 104,323 100.00 1,067,856 766,006 14.3 7.9 104,373 100.00 1,053,577 709,559

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