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

Over the past three months, 9 of the 23 export categories showed a positive annualised change in dollar terms. Measured on a year-on-year basis, only 2 were up. The largest increases for categories (constituting more than 1% of total exports), measured in US dollars and at 3m/3m annualised rates, were: Mineral products (146.9%); Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits & vinegar; tobacco & manufactured tobacco substitutes (76.9%); Textiles & textile articles (55.3%).

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