Imports to South Africa were little changed at ZAR 108.8 billion in June of 2021, with main declines seen for purchases of mineral products (-11%), vehicles and transport equipment (-15%). Most imports came from China, the US, Germany, India and Italy. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 21964.76 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 125881.11 ZAR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 66.10 ZAR Million in September of 1961. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Imports in South Africa is expected to be 112000.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Africa Imports is projected to trend around 100000.00 ZAR Million in 2022 and 98700.00 ZAR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108840.80 108874.42 125881.11 66.10 1957 - 2021 ZAR Million Monthly


South Africa Imports
South Africa main imports are: machinery (23.5 percent of total imports), mineral products (15.1 percent), vehicles and aircraft vessels (10 percent), chemicals (10.9 percent), equipment components (8.1 percent) and iron and steel products (5.3 percent). Main trading partners are: China (18.3 percent), Germany (11.5 percent), United States (6.6 percent), India (4.7 percent), Saudi Arabia (4.6 percent) and Japan (3.4 percent). Others include: the UK, Thailand, Italy and France.
South Africa Imports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 2099833.01 2193268.69 ZAR THO Apr/21
Mineral Products 17169.12 19408.77 ZAR Million Jun/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 13438.27 12351.93 ZAR Million Jun/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 7666.22 7216.96 ZAR Million Jun/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 5068.73 4854.29 ZAR Million Jun/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 4390.91 3494.45 ZAR Million Jun/21
Textiles & Textile Products 3206.62 2979.39 ZAR Million Jun/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 2741.88 2477.29 ZAR Million Jun/21
Vegetable Products 2097.36 2153.25 ZAR Million Jun/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1582.22 1581.14 ZAR Million Jun/21
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 1553.68 841.61 ZAR Million Jun/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1388.73 1213.01 ZAR Million Jun/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 1160.39 758.69 ZAR Million Jun/21
Wood & Wood Products 250.72 310.75 ZAR Million Jun/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 248.75 245.59 ZAR Million Jun/21
Works of Art & Antiques 36.32 41.37 ZAR Million Jun/21

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