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South Africa Trade Summary

2017

South Africa exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR SOUTH AFRICA 2017

Overall Exports and Imports for South Africa 2017

Exports and imports of South Africa in 2017 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 88,229 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 83,086 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,461 products were exported to 223 countries and 4,452 products were imported from 229 countries.

South Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

Top five countries to which South Africa exported in 2017 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. South Africa exports to China worth US$ 8,672 million, with a partner share of 9.83 percent.
  2. South Africa exports to United States worth US$ 6,622 million, with a partner share of 7.51 percent.
  3. South Africa exports to Germany worth US$ 5,791 million, with a partner share of 6.56 percent.
  4. South Africa exports to Unspecified worth US$ 5,467 million, with a partner share of 6.20 percent.
  5. South Africa exports to Japan worth US$ 4,162 million, with a partner share of 4.72 percent.

Top five countries from which South Africa imported goods in 2017 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. South Africa imports from China worth US$ 15,232 million, with a partner share of 18.33 percent.
  2. South Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 9,560 million, with a partner share of 11.51 percent.
  3. South Africa imports from United States worth US$ 5,490 million, with a partner share of 6.61 percent.
  4. South Africa imports from India worth US$ 3,917 million, with a partner share of 4.71 percent.
  5. South Africa imports from Saudi Arabia worth US$ 3,850 million, with a partner share of 4.63 percent.

South Africa Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by South Africa along with trade value are:

  1. South Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 5,540,747.77 million.
  2. South Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 4,984,978.14 million.
  3. South Africa exported Agglomerated iron ores and concentrates , worth US$ 3,237,778.84 million.
  4. South Africa exported Ferro-chromium containing by weight more than 4 , worth US$ 3,115,524.00 million.
  5. South Africa exported Diesel powered trucks with a GVW not exceeding , worth US$ 2,632,505.72 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by South Africa along with trade value are

  1. South Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 6,427,887.10 million.
  2. South Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 4,449,582.64 million.
  3. South Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 2,745,057.80 million.
  4. South Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 1,351,192.81 million.
  5. South Africa imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 1,051,012.19 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2017

Tariffs imposed by South Africa in 2017 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 282.40 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 6.67 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 4.61 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 49,566,100.31 and duty free tariff line items share was 66.96 percent.

Development Indicators 2017

Key Development Indicators of South Africa in 2017 are below

  • South Africa GDP in current US dollar was 349,554 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 5,410.00 .
  • South Africa Trade balance: as % of GDP was 1.28.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was 4,479.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 57.97 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 9.14 .

Trade Indicators 2017

Trade Indicators for South Africa in 2017 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.07.
  • Index of export market penetration was 14.05.
  • World Growth in percentage was 5.68 and South Africa Country Growth was 7.07 .