South African Trade Trends - May 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‑410 0.71‑2.7 13.5 1,413 1.47 15,357 6,689 1.8 ‑4.6 1,003 1.10 10,724 4,767
2. Vegetable Products3,175 2.0814.0 ‑18.8 2,945 3.07 23,081 9,724 6.8 10.0 6,120 6.69 57,370 20,984
3. Fats and Oils‑360 0.37‑24.3 ‑11.9 575 0.60 10,113 3,236 0.3 ‑15.6 215 0.23 2,332 845
4. Prepared Foods806 1.317.9 0.6 2,604 2.71 31,235 12,078 11.2 9.9 3,411 3.73 34,674 13,664
5. Mineral Products6,050 1.367.4 6.1 16,767 17.45 166,754 87,022 ‑4.7 13.2 22,817 24.95 278,538 104,971
6. Chemical Products‑3,916 0.608.6 9.3 9,741 10.14 112,707 48,109 1.6 6.9 5,825 6.37 60,811 25,430
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,460 0.4411.1 7.4 4,393 4.57 48,297 22,112 10.8 3.4 1,933 2.11 18,031 7,444
8. Hides, Skins and Leather124 1.45‑9.6 ‑2.3 272 0.28 3,871 1,343 ‑8.9 ‑4.9 396 0.43 4,121 1,538
9. Wood and articles thereof250 1.750.6 ‑1.1 334 0.35 3,672 1,609 6.0 6.5 584 0.64 5,280 2,233
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,392 0.53125.1 65.1 2,978 3.10 19,251 13,424 ‑22.5 ‑9.5 1,586 1.73 18,933 6,969
11. Textiles and Clothing‑2,180 0.293.0 1.8 3,060 3.18 35,648 15,125 8.4 11.9 880 0.96 10,741 4,400
12. Footwear and Accessories‑804 0.10‑8.2 ‑3.5 890 0.93 12,901 5,003 6.0 14.4 86 0.09 965 368
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑821 0.299.8 5.3 1,156 1.20 12,583 5,574 10.8 8.9 335 0.37 3,926 1,646
14. Precious Stones14,941 13.6521.5 ‑3.8 1,181 1.23 7,201 4,071 ‑0.5 2.4 16,122 17.63 191,493 76,014
15. Base Metals6,150 2.25‑7.8 ‑2.2 4,927 5.13 57,518 23,188 ‑2.3 3.3 11,077 12.12 130,058 54,149
16. Machinery and Appliances‑14,194 0.33‑2.7 2.7 21,096 21.96 256,051 102,675 ‑0.5 ‑0.3 6,902 7.55 76,553 30,196
17. Transport Equipment1,369 1.15‑16.9 ‑3.0 9,350 9.73 110,390 40,040 ‑7.1 1.3 10,719 11.72 128,290 45,340
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,866 0.24‑2.3 ‑2.0 2,466 2.57 30,255 12,321 ‑11.8 ‑14.3 601 0.66 6,294 2,332
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,311 0.230.5 1.1 1,700 1.77 19,059 7,147 12.9 2.9 389 0.43 4,648 1,870
21. Works of Art / Antiques67 2.207.2 ‑22.9 56 0.06 672 379 ‑51.9 ‑27.3 123 0.13 1,160 472
22. Other Unclassified225 3.53‑22.4 ‑5.9 89 0.09 1,311 451 ‑56.0 ‑29.1 313 0.34 8,617 2,213
23. Special Provisions‑8,092 0.00‑2.5 5.9 8,092 8.42 89,931 36,958 220.0 376.0 0 0.00 22 3
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑4,650 0.951.5 3.5 96,084 100.00 1,067,856 458,276 ‑2.6 5.0 91,434 100.00 1,053,577 407,849
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
Africa7,437 1.8214.4 ‑6.1 9,058 9.43 76,760 40,693 2.4 1.7 16,495 18.04 179,930 73,348
Europe‑4,249 0.86‑3.3 2.9 31,306 32.58 359,484 148,115 ‑5.5 ‑0.3 27,057 29.59 283,043 110,119
America‑820 0.91‑6.6 ‑6.1 9,594 9.99 117,658 44,488 ‑4.6 7.1 8,774 9.60 108,686 39,137
Asia‑10,587 0.753.2 7.0 43,207 44.97 495,354 215,052 0.8 9.3 32,620 35.68 384,643 145,942
Oceania‑1,232 0.3748.1 24.7 1,965 2.05 15,791 8,053 ‑32.1 1.8 733 0.80 14,024 4,360
Other Unclassified Goods4,436 5.6550.7 72.1 953 0.99 2,809 1,875 ‑3.0 13.8 5,389 5.89 75,131 32,265
Ships / aircraft stores365 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑51.3 ‑22.0 365 0.40 8,120 2,679
Total‑4,650 0.951.5 3.5 96,084 100.00 1,067,856 458,276 ‑2.6 5.0 91,434 100.00 1,053,577 407,849

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