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

Over the past five years, exports in dollar terms had declined by 6.4%, on average, per annum, while the growth in imports had amounted to -3.7% p.a.

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

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports decreased by 2.1% month-on-month in May 2016, while the rand value of exports increased by 15.8%.

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

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports increased by 1.4% month-on-month in April 2016, while the rand value of exports decreased by 0.8% m/m.

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