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. Measured at a 3 months annualised basis, imports were 48.4% higher, while import growth over the past 12 months amounted to 8.9%. In dollar terms, imports were up 9.7% on a month ago but 4.2% higher measured at a 3-months annualised basis. Imports in dollar terms were 13.3% higher measured at a 12-months basis.

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