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South Africa Trade Summary

2018

South Africa exports, imports, tariff by year.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR SOUTH AFRICA 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for South Africa 2018

Exports and imports of South Africa in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 93,597 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 92,616 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,451 products were exported to 222 countries and 4,454 products were imported from 233 countries.

South Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which South Africa exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. South Africa exports to China worth US$ 8,551 million, with a partner share of 9.14 percent.
  2. South Africa exports to Germany worth US$ 6,709 million, with a partner share of 7.17 percent.
  3. South Africa exports to United States worth US$ 6,358 million, with a partner share of 6.79 percent.
  4. South Africa exports to Unspecified worth US$ 5,917 million, with a partner share of 6.32 percent.
  5. South Africa exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 4,816 million, with a partner share of 5.15 percent.

Top five countries from which South Africa imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. South Africa imports from China worth US$ 17,087 million, with a partner share of 18.45 percent.
  2. South Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 9,122 million, with a partner share of 9.85 percent.
  3. South Africa imports from United States worth US$ 5,535 million, with a partner share of 5.98 percent.
  4. South Africa imports from Saudi Arabia worth US$ 5,410 million, with a partner share of 5.84 percent.
  5. South Africa imports from India worth US$ 3,843 million, with a partner share of 4.15 percent.

South Africa Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

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$ 6,022,550.35 million.
  2. South Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 5,407,908.64 million.
  3. South Africa exported Manganese ores and concentrates, with a mangane , worth US$ 3,507,438.38 million.
  4. South Africa exported Diesel powered trucks with a GVW not exceeding , worth US$ 3,104,369.54 million.
  5. South Africa exported Ferro-chromium containing by weight more than 4 , worth US$ 3,060,807.81 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$ 10,940,356.07 million.
  2. South Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 4,524,935.88 million.
  3. South Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 2,971,426.81 million.
  4. South Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 1,528,716.58 million.
  5. South Africa imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 1,060,474.81 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by South Africa in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 264.50 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 6.76 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 4.32 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 57,108,516.71 and duty free tariff line items share was 66.78 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of South Africa in 2018 are below

  • South Africa GDP in current US dollar was 368,289 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 5,750.00 .
  • South Africa Trade balance: as % of GDP was 0.34.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was 1,266.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 59.47 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 8.82 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for South Africa in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.07.
  • Index of export market penetration was 12.13.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and South Africa Country Growth was 3.65 .