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) - August 2019

Over the past three months, 10 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 2019

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports increased by 8.2% month-on-month in April 2019.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - May 2019

Over the past three months, 6 of the 23 export categories showed a positive annualised change in dollar terms.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - April 2019

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit measured R64 billion which was R26 billion more than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - March 2019

The latest 12-month merchandise trade deficit measured R67 billion which was R36 billion more than the previous 12 months’ deficit.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - February 2019

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports decreased by 13.5% month-on-month in December 2018.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - January 2019

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports decreased by -4.3% month-on-month in November 2018.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - December 2018

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of exports increased by 10.6% month-on-month in October 2018.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - November 2018

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports increased by 11.2% month-on-month in September 2018.

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South Africa Foreign Merchandise Trade (Monthly Report) - October 2018

Measured at a seasonally adjusted basis, the rand value of imports decreased by -6.5% month-on-month in August 2018.

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