This page displays a table with South Africa Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.





South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 42398.11 37009.39 54494.85 -36087.73 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account 342780.00 261154.00 342780.00 -241123.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.20 -3.00 6.00 -7.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 116526.02 107850.95 125881.91 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 158924.13 144860.35 168190.65 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 170603.00 164726.00 185357.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 217373.00 253857.00 1598893.00 29341.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.35 125.35 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 37.00 142.00 235.00 0.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]
Terms Of Trade 131.90 126.70 131.90 42.20 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.36 4.51 4.51 0.22 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17400.00 6138.00 52712.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]



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