South African Trade Trends - December 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‑128 0.885.7 5.6 1,090 1.32 15,351 16,232 7.8 7.6 961 1.05 10,722 11,544
2. Vegetable Products1,947 2.5212.7 ‑2.6 1,277 1.55 22,976 22,466 15.5 6.5 3,223 3.52 57,373 61,054
3. Fats and Oils‑315 0.31‑5.5 ‑13.5 453 0.55 10,113 8,753 ‑25.0 ‑21.0 139 0.15 2,332 1,844
4. Prepared Foods609 1.254.5 1.0 2,478 3.00 31,245 31,546 6.9 9.6 3,087 3.38 34,649 37,985
5. Mineral Products5,997 1.3444.6 38.8 17,827 21.61 166,892 232,281 ‑6.1 ‑1.6 23,824 26.05 277,674 271,382
6. Chemical Products‑2,979 0.6712.1 13.0 9,107 11.04 112,728 127,007 10.1 8.1 6,127 6.70 60,807 65,769
7. Plastics and Rubber‑2,185 0.407.9 11.9 3,634 4.41 48,281 54,022 4.1 8.1 1,449 1.58 18,016 19,536
8. Hides, Skins and Leather45 1.192.1 1.9 235 0.28 3,864 3,947 ‑18.1 ‑11.6 280 0.31 4,121 3,642
9. Wood and articles thereof339 2.736.0 2.9 196 0.24 3,670 3,777 27.7 11.9 534 0.58 5,300 5,913
10. Pulp and Paper Products‑1,484 0.4919.1 80.0 2,918 3.54 19,242 34,669 7.1 1.8 1,434 1.57 18,932 19,231
11. Textiles and Clothing‑1,276 0.4515.5 8.1 2,303 2.79 35,628 38,550 1.1 9.2 1,027 1.12 10,741 11,844
12. Footwear and Accessories‑663 0.1417.6 6.8 767 0.93 12,900 13,770 2.7 7.4 104 0.11 962 1,036
13. Stone, Plaster, etc‑573 0.3719.0 15.2 909 1.10 12,582 14,503 13.7 15.6 337 0.37 3,926 4,537
14. Precious Stones15,682 18.1622.1 82.2 914 1.11 7,201 13,119 10.5 11.4 16,595 18.14 189,191 213,336
15. Base Metals7,991 3.3510.1 1.6 3,398 4.12 57,489 58,458 3.7 8.9 11,389 12.45 129,838 141,460
16. Machinery and Appliances‑11,791 0.35‑2.9 2.5 18,144 22.00 256,052 262,483 8.5 6.4 6,352 6.95 76,568 81,470
17. Transport Equipment4,508 1.537.5 ‑3.9 8,436 10.23 110,428 106,040 27.7 9.9 12,944 14.15 127,917 140,752
18. Precision Products, etc‑2,085 0.206.1 4.7 2,595 3.15 30,251 31,663 ‑12.2 ‑4.4 510 0.56 6,311 6,019
20. Misc Manufactured Articles‑832 0.326.1 7.4 1,216 1.47 19,045 20,454 ‑0.8 3.3 385 0.42 4,646 4,802
21. Works of Art / Antiques21 1.65‑34.6 15.4 31 0.04 672 778 6.0 ‑12.2 52 0.06 1,159 1,018
22. Other Unclassified643 10.89‑23.9 ‑13.1 65 0.08 1,312 1,138 ‑39.9 ‑30.8 708 0.77 8,617 5,966
23. Special Provisions‑4,497 0.0013.3 9.4 4,498 5.45 89,926 98,440 ‑91.3 ‑62.5 1 0.00 21 8
24. Total SA Rand / Percent8,972 1.1112.3 11.8 82,489 100.00 1,067,849 1,194,093 5.8 5.6 91,462 100.00 1,049,823 1,110,146
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
Africa7,201 1.8395.1 49.4 8,678 10.52 76,766 114,540 12.5 8.6 15,879 17.36 178,785 195,862
Europe2,433 1.101.7 4.9 25,224 30.58 359,485 377,088 28.3 12.1 27,657 30.24 282,581 317,832
America856 1.1012.0 1.0 8,912 10.80 117,643 118,940 ‑5.1 ‑1.3 9,768 10.68 108,635 107,150
Asia‑4,602 0.889.0 12.6 38,149 46.25 495,351 558,484 ‑1.8 3.0 33,547 36.68 384,860 392,810
Oceania‑473 0.6610.2 27.5 1,379 1.67 15,794 20,176 6.2 ‑5.1 906 0.99 14,012 13,295
Other Unclassified Goods3,253 23.0032.1 73.2 148 0.18 2,809 4,865 ‑19.7 4.3 3,401 3.72 72,832 78,425
Ships / aircraft stores304 0.000.0 ‑100.0 0 0.00 0 0 ‑56.2 ‑41.2 304 0.33 8,119 4,771
Total8,972 1.1112.3 11.8 82,489 100.00 1,067,849 1,194,093 5.8 5.6 91,462 100.00 1,049,823 1,110,146

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