South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report)

The Foreign Merchandise Trade report is a monthly 6-page publication that provides some detail on the latest monthly foreign trade numbers and longer term trends. Detail on imports and exports are given at the HS 4-digit level (some 23 categories). Figures are seasonally adjusted and are also converted into dollar values. A breakdown is also provided on the most important regional origins of imports and destinations of exports.


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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - July 2017

Over the past three months, 5 of the 23 export categories showed a positive annualised change in dollar terms.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - June 2017

In dollar terms, imports were down 5.7% on a month ago and 7.9% down measured at a 3-months annualised basis.

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South Africa Foreign Exchange Market (Monthly Report) - May 2017

Imports in dollar terms were 3.4% lower measured on a 12-months basis, while exports in dollar terms were up by 4.1%.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - April 2017

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R89 billion which was R61 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - March 2017

Over the past five years, exports in dollar terms had declined by 7.4%, on average, per annum, while the growth in imports had measured -6.2% p.a.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - February 2017

Over the past five years, exports in dollar terms had declined by 7.9%, on average, per annum, while the growth in imports had measured -6.3% p.a.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - January 2017

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R110.5 billion which was R34.3 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - December 2016

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R109 billion which was R43 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - November 2016

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit amounted to R128 billion which was R24 billion less than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - September 2016

Over the past five years, exports in dollar terms had declined by 6.7%, on average, per annum, while the growth in imports had amounted to –4.4% p.a.

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