Loading..

South Africa Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
South Africa monthly trade data
South Africa quarterly trade data

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

Year
For viewing trade, tariff data for country or region by year click here .
Please note the exports, imports and tariff data are based on reported data and not gap filled. Please check the Data Availability for coverage.

TRADE SUMMARY FOR South Africa

Overall Exports and Imports for South Africa 2020

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 85,227 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 68,943 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 4,439 products are exported to 215 countries and 4,454 products are imported from 228 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2020

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

  • South Africa exported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 6,717,385.74 million.
  • South Africa exported Agglomerated iron ores and concentrates , worth US$ 3,948,820.50 million.
  • South Africa exported Bituminous coal, not agglomerated , worth US$ 3,837,009.56 million.
  • South Africa exported Palladium unwrought or in powder form , worth US$ 2,968,716.77 million.
  • South Africa exported Rhodium unwrought or in powder form , worth US$ 2,839,661.89 million.

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

  • South Africa imported Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminou , worth US$ 5,088,398.64 million.
  • South Africa imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 3,566,357.09 million.
  • South Africa imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 2,165,415.23 million.
  • South Africa imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 1,480,887.17 million.
  • South Africa imported New stamps; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes; c , worth US$ 1,028,121.93 million.

South Africa top 5 Export and Import partners 2020

The top five countries to which South Africa exported 2020 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. South Africa exports to China worth US$ 9,794 million, with a partner share of 11.49 percent.
  2. South Africa exports to United States worth US$ 7,131 million, with a partner share of 8.37 percent.
  3. South Africa exports to Unspecified worth US$ 6,894 million, with a partner share of 8.09 percent.
  4. South Africa exports to Germany worth US$ 6,399 million, with a partner share of 7.51 percent.
  5. South Africa exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 4,241 million, with a partner share of 4.98 percent.

The top five countries to which South Africa imported goods 2020 along with the share in percentage are

  1. South Africa imports from China worth US$ 14,309 million, with a partner share of 20.76 percent.
  2. South Africa imports from Germany worth US$ 6,294 million, with a partner share of 9.13 percent.
  3. South Africa imports from United States worth US$ 4,436 million, with a partner share of 6.43 percent.
  4. South Africa imports from India worth US$ 3,582 million, with a partner share of 5.20 percent.
  5. South Africa imports from Saudi Arabia worth US$ 2,686 million, with a partner share of 3.90 percent.

South Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2020

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2020 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2020

Tariffs imposed by South Africa in 2020 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 82.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 7.11.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 4.40.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 41,922,359.75 and duty free tariff line items share is 65.13.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

more »
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.05.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.06.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

more »
  • No Of NTM Measures is 3.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 30.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) 2013.

more »
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year 2013 is 0.62.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year 2013 is 0.58.

South Africa World Development Indicators (WDI) 2020

Key Development Indicators of South Africa in 2020 are below

WDI

South Africa Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for South Africa is 84.
  • The trade across border rank is 145.
Doing Business

South Africa Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA),

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for is not available.
CPIA

South AfricaLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for South Africa in 2016 is 3.78.
  • The LPI rank is 20.
LPI

South Africa Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for South Africa is 34.50.
SPRD