Overview In April 2022 South Africa exported ZAR146B and imported ZAR136B, resulting in a positive trade balance of ZAR9.54B. Between April 2021 and April 2022 the exports of South Africa have decreased by ZAR-8.39B (-5.44%) from ZAR154B to ZAR146B, while imports increased by ZAR26.4B (24%) from ZAR110B to ZAR136B.
Trade In April 2022, the top exports of South Africa were Platinum (ZAR27.7B), Coal Briquettes (ZAR14.1B), Cars (ZAR8.6B), Iron Ore (ZAR8.3B), and Gold (ZAR6.29B). In April 2022 the top imports of South Africa were Refined Petroleum (ZAR19.5B), Commodities not elsewhere specified (ZAR10B), Crude Petroleum (ZAR8.1B), Telephones (ZAR4.95B), and Cars (ZAR4.72B).
Origins In April 2022 the exports of South Africa were mainly from O.R. Tambo Int Airport (ZAR36.7B), Durban (ZAR18.3B), Richards Bay (ZAR17.1B), Port Elizabeth (ZAR9.79B), and Cape Town (ZAR8.37B), while imports destinations were mainly Durban (ZAR72.6B), O.R. Tambo Int Airport (ZAR22.5B), Cape Town (ZAR13.6B), Port Elizabeth (ZAR8.04B), and Johannesburg (ZAR4.13B).
Destinations In April 2022, South Africa exported mostly to Germany (ZAR14.9B), United States (ZAR13.2B), China (ZAR12.2B), Japan (ZAR11.2B), and United Kingdom (ZAR9.64B), and imported mostly from China (ZAR24.5B), Germany (ZAR10.4B), India (ZAR9.76B), United States (ZAR8.79B), and Saudi Arabia (ZAR7.34B).
Growth In April 2022, the decrease in South Africa's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an decrease in exports to India (ZAR-2.92B or -49.4%), Special Categories (ZAR-1.62B or -21.2%), and Provision of Ships and Aircraft (ZAR-679M or -61.8%), and product exports decrease in Coal Briquettes (ZAR-2.9B or -42.7%), Refined Petroleum (ZAR-1.24B or -37.7%), and Cars (ZAR-1.09B or -31.4%). In April 2022, the increase in South Africa's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from Turkey (ZAR852M or 147%), Canada (ZAR839M or 242%), and Belgium (ZAR758M or 69%), and product imports increase in Refined Petroleum (ZAR2.45B or 47.9%), Computers (ZAR370M or 21.2%), and Soybeans (ZAR336M or 140k%).