Imports in South Africa increased to 116526.02 ZAR Million in August from 107850.95 ZAR Million in July of 2021. source: South African Revenue Service

Imports in South Africa averaged 22196.87 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 125881.91 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 October 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 105000.00 ZAR Million in 2022 and 110000.00 ZAR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Imports

South Africa Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade 42398.11 ZAR Million Aug/21 37009.39 54494.85 -36087.73
Imports 116526.02 ZAR Million Aug/21 107850.95 125881.91 66.10
Exports 158924.13 ZAR Million Aug/21 144860.35 168190.65 55.80

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 2293165.08 1762512.28 ZAR THO Aug/21
Mineral Products 17528.09 17567.87 ZAR Million Aug/21
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 16109.73 14018.92 ZAR Million Aug/21
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 6839.96 6044.81 ZAR Million Aug/21
Plastic & Rubber Articles 5696.66 4909.22 ZAR Million Aug/21
Textiles & Textile Products 3515.45 3306.17 ZAR Million Aug/21
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 3413.98 3060.35 ZAR Million Aug/21
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3091.93 2531.65 ZAR Million Aug/21
Vegetable Products 1700.26 2534.34 ZAR Million Aug/21
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 1676.52 1638.23 ZAR Million Aug/21
Live Animals & Animal Products 1537.29 1345.75 ZAR Million Aug/21
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 1132.66 960.54 ZAR Million Aug/21
Semi-precious Stones & Jewellery 963.52 1503.84 ZAR Million Aug/21
Works of Art & Antiques 327.11 15.65 ZAR Million Aug/21
Wood & Wood Products 315.80 230.44 ZAR Million Aug/21
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 265.22 261.39 ZAR Million Aug/21

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