South Africa Balance of Trade

Last Release
Sep 2019
Actual
5164.3781 ZAR Million
Forecast
-3100000000 ZAR Million
Previous
4542.11 ZAR Million
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
ZAR Million
Next Release
Nov 29, 2019
Time to Release
9 Days 3 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
17088.5632 ZAR Million
May 2016
-26851.8067 ZAR Million
Jan 2018
104.33 ZAR Million1957 - 2019South African Revenue Service
In 2017, South Africa recorded the biggest trade deficits with China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Thailand, France, Nigeria, Italy and Brazil and the biggest trade surpluses with Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Belgium and Netherlands.

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South Africa's trade surplus rose to ZAR 5.16 billion in September of 2019 from a donwardly revised ZAR 4.54 billion in the previous month and beating market expectations of a ZAR 2 billion surplus. Imports declined at a faster 8.6 percent, mainly due to mineral products while exports shrank 7.8 percent amid lower sales registered in all categories.

South Africa Balance of Trade History

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Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 31, 201916:42South Africa Trade Surplus Widens in September
Sep 30, 201912:50South Africa Posts Widest Trade Surplus in 8 Months
Aug 30, 201915:10South Africa Trade Balance Swings to Deficit
Jul 31, 201912:21South Africa Trade Surplus Widens in June
Jun 28, 201913:09South Africa Trade Surplus Smaller than Expected
May 31, 201916:26South Africa Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in April
Apr 30, 201913:55South Africa Trade Surplus Widens in March

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
5,164.38
Sep 2019
4,542.11
Aug 2019
-26,851.81
Jan 2018
17,088.56
May 2016
ZAR MillionMonthly1957 - 2019
Crude Oil Production
1
Jun 2019
1
May 2019
1
Nov 2018
58
Jan 2004
BBL/D/1KMonthly1998 - 2019
Current Account
-204,100
Jun 2019
-143,500
Mar 2019
-246,452
Sep 2013
15,627
Dec 2002
ZAR MillionQuarterly1960 - 2019
Current Account to GDP
-3.6
Dec 2018
-2.5
Dec 2017
-7.5
Dec 1971
6
Dec 1987
%Yearly1963 - 2018
Exports
110,439.17
Sep 2019
122,020.5
Aug 2019
55.8
Aug 1958
122,020.5
Aug 2019
ZAR MillionMonthly1957 - 2019
External Debt
180,568
Jun 2019
176,004
Mar 2019
33,262
Mar 2003
183,239
Mar 2018
USD MillionQuarterly2002 - 2019

Balance of Trade across Africa

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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Algeria
-2,740
Mar 2019
-2,620
Dec 2018
-2,740
Mar 2019
34,060
Jun 2006
USD MillionQuarterly1992 - 2019
Angola
5,920.1
Jun 2019
4,021.7
Mar 2019
958.33
Mar 2015
42,932
Dec 2008
USD MillionQuarterly2002 - 2019
Benin
-164.98
Jun 2019
-363.77
Mar 2019
-679.56
Sep 2013
-8.3
Jun 2005
CFA Franc BillionQuarterly2003 - 2019
Burkina Faso
-222.4
Dec 2018
-265.4
Sep 2018
-276
Sep 2017
58.2
Mar 2018
CFA Franc BillionQuarterly1998 - 2018
Burundi
-112,153.3
Jun 2019
-52,813.2
May 2019
-170,303.44
Jan 2015
-1,801
Feb 2000
BIF MillionMonthly2000 - 2019
Cameroon
-43.2
Jun 2019
-119.74
May 2019
-1,774.9
Dec 2015
304.5
Dec 2006
CFA Franc BillionMonthly2001 - 2019
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