South African Trade Trends - February 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‑236 0.80‑8.7 0.8 1,178 1.30 16,232 2,527 ‑7.4 5.3 942 1.07 11,544 1,710
2. Vegetable Products2,316 2.37‑15.6 ‑2.7 1,696 1.87 22,466 3,365 5.7 9.4 4,011 4.58 61,054 8,043
3. Fats and Oils‑560 0.19‑21.0 ‑13.0 692 0.76 8,753 1,282 ‑11.2 ‑18.8 132 0.15 1,844 248
4. Prepared Foods357 1.150.6 4.4 2,391 2.63 31,546 5,135 2.6 8.0 2,748 3.14 37,985 5,061
5. Mineral Products6,599 1.40‑12.0 26.9 16,439 18.09 232,281 30,778 8.1 2.1 23,038 26.30 271,382 47,121
6. Chemical Products‑3,492 0.60‑2.8 9.9 8,652 9.52 127,007 19,158 11.6 8.3 5,160 5.89 65,769 10,555
7. Plastics and Rubber‑1,851 0.52‑7.1 6.9 3,875 4.26 54,022 8,863 15.4 11.8 2,025 2.31 19,536 3,415
8. Hides, Skins and Leather‑112 0.66‑3.3 3.6 332 0.37 3,947 688 ‑30.6 ‑14.9 220 0.25 3,642 382
9. Wood and articles thereof188 1.525.3 5.3 359 0.39 3,777 846 13.3 11.3 547 0.62 5,913 977
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,242 0.34‑17.1 50.3 1,890 2.08 34,669 4,376 ‑39.9 ‑6.8 648 0.74 19,231 1,506
11. Textiles and Clothing‑3,275 0.1818.5 11.9 3,997 4.40 38,550 8,189 ‑5.0 8.7 722 0.82 11,844 1,493
12. Footwear and Accessories‑1,296 0.0612.6 8.0 1,383 1.52 13,770 2,819 19.6 10.0 88 0.10 1,036 134
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑765 0.335.8 13.6 1,139 1.25 14,503 2,557 1.4 13.5 374 0.43 4,537 645
14. Precious Stones12,660 12.4714.3 63.8 1,104 1.21 13,119 1,979 ‑3.8 10.8 13,764 15.71 213,336 28,569
15. Base Metals6,728 2.416.5 3.9 4,772 5.25 58,458 10,698 2.0 8.7 11,500 13.13 141,460 21,873
16. Machinery and Appliances‑13,369 0.31‑5.7 0.8 19,490 21.44 262,483 43,273 4.3 6.2 6,120 6.99 81,470 11,264
17. Transport Equipment5,645 1.658.0 ‑2.7 8,718 9.59 106,040 17,419 27.8 12.0 14,363 16.39 140,752 20,324
18. Precision Products, etc‑1,877 0.243.3 3.9 2,469 2.72 31,663 4,975 ‑1.8 ‑2.5 592 0.68 6,019 970
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑1,271 0.191.5 7.5 1,578 1.74 20,454 3,323 ‑9.4 0.5 307 0.35 4,802 543
21. Works of Art / Antiques12 1.245.6 18.9 52 0.06 778 92 ‑6.9 ‑17.9 64 0.07 1,018 196
22. Other Unclassified170 3.26‑16.8 ‑13.0 75 0.08 1,138 146 ‑37.1 ‑32.8 245 0.28 5,966 412
23. Special Provisions‑8,608 0.0015.8 10.1 8,609 9.47 98,440 16,649 ‑75.0 ‑48.6 1 0.00 8 3
24. Total SA Rand / Percent‑3,279 0.96‑2.4 9.1 90,889 100.00 1,194,093 189,140 4.9 6.7 87,610 100.00 1,110,146 165,441
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
Africa6,156 1.668.5 45.2 9,281 10.21 114,540 15,917 4.1 8.2 15,437 17.62 195,862 28,470
Europe‑2,975 0.90‑3.3 2.6 29,053 31.97 377,088 60,340 21.7 15.7 26,078 29.77 317,832 47,172
America‑346 0.961.2 2.8 8,827 9.71 118,940 17,742 15.8 1.0 8,481 9.68 107,150 17,227
Asia‑11,067 0.74‑4.0 8.9 42,071 46.29 558,484 91,732 3.2 5.5 31,004 35.39 392,810 60,756
Oceania‑402 0.69‑8.4 22.0 1,313 1.44 20,176 2,856 ‑9.7 ‑9.2 911 1.04 13,295 1,511
Other Unclassified Goods5,045 15.71‑20.8 48.1 343 0.38 4,865 553 ‑39.6 ‑6.2 5,388 6.15 78,425 9,628
Ships / aircraft stores310 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑45.7 ‑46.8 310 0.35 4,771 678
Total‑3,279 0.96‑2.4 9.1 90,889 100.00 1,194,093 189,140 4.9 6.7 87,610 100.00 1,110,146 165,441

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