South Africa Export Data

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost country in African continent. With more than 58 million people, it is the world’s 24-most populous nation.

Our South Africa export data show that South Africa is the 34-largest export economy in the world. South Africa shipped USD 90.4 billion in 2019, a -4.4% decline from 2018. Given the estimated population, that dollar amount of total exports translates to roughly USD 1,500 for every resident in the relatively wealthy African country.


South Africa export data

South Africa’s Top 10 Export Commodities

South Africa top 10 exports are Pearls & Precious Stones (17%), Ores, Slag & Ash (14.5%), Vehicles (12.6%), Mineral Fuels & Oils (10%), Machinery (6%), Iron & Steel (5.9%), Edible Fruits & Nuts (3.7%), Aluminium & Articles (1.9%), Electronics (1.9%) and Plastics (1.5%) as per South Africa export statistics.

According to South Africa customs data, these top-ten product categories accounted for over 75% of the overall value of shipments departed from the country in 2019. Among these goods, ores, slag & ash category was the fastest grower with recorded an increase of 11.1% in value since 2018. The leading decliner among top 10 export categories was iron & steel, which fell by -14.8% year over year.

South Africa export products

South Africa’s Top 5 Export Partners

Main export partners of South Africa are China (USD 9,659 million), Germany (USD 7,484 million), United States (USD 6,295 million), United Kingdom (USD 4,721 million) and Japan (USD 4,309 million). All these countries accounted for 36% of the total value of export shipments recorded in 2019.

Our South Africa customs data is also useful in analysing country’s trade with regions. From continental perspective, 31.3% of South African exports by value were delivered to buyers in Asian continent. 26.7% worth of goods were shipped to Africa, while 26.1% to importers in Europe. Smaller percentages recorded from North America (7.5%), Oceania (1%) and Latin America (1%).

South Africa export partners

More About South Africa Export Data

South Africa Export Data contains shipment information based on certain documents (Import Bills, Shipping Bills & Invoices) which are required in importing and exporting goods around the world. This information is sourced from most important departments & agencies including South African Custom Departments, Port Authorities, Shipping & Logistics Companies, Government Bodies and Trade Associations.

Export data of South Africa covers statistical information with no company names but a good line of columns, which are date, HS Code, HS Code description, origin country, destination country, port, value, quantity and many more. This export statistics and data is crucial for companies to do primary research on specific industries, market, port, trading country, etc. We have South Africa trade data available from Jan 2013.

Samples of South Africa Export Data

South Africa market intelligence data covers every key component of market, which is required to have primary research. See samples below to know which fields are available in South Africa export data.

South Africa Export Sample #1
Year2018Country Of DestinationMU
MonthMarchCountry Of Destination NameMauritius
Period201803Hs Code84821000
Date2018-03-01Hs Code DescriptionBall Bearings
Reporting CategoryInternationalProduct DescriptionBall Or Roller Bearings; Ball Bearings; Ball Bearings
District Office CodeDBNTransport Code01
District Office NameDurbanTransport Code DescriptionMaritime
Port TypeSeaStatistical UnitNO
Region Or ProvinceKwazulu-NatalStatistical Quantity4
Port Of Destination ExitDBNCustoms Value142
Port Of Destination Exit NameDurbanCustoms Value (usd)12.18
Country Of OriginZAUnit Price36
Country Of Origin NameSouth AfricaUnit Price (usd)3.08
South Africa Export Sample #2
Year2018Country Of DestinationMU
MonthMarchCountry Of Destination NameMauritius
Period201803Hs Code85393190
Date2018-03-01Hs Code DescriptionOther
Reporting CategoryInternationalProduct DescriptionElectric Filament Or Discharge Lamps, Including Sealed Beam Lamp Units And Ultra-Violet Or Infra-Red Lamps; Arc-Lamps; Discharge Lamps (Excluding Ultra-Violet Lamps); Other
District Office CodeDBNTransport Code01
District Office NameDurbanTransport Code DescriptionMaritime
Port TypeSeaStatistical UnitNO
Region Or ProvinceKwazulu-NatalStatistical Quantity200
Port Of Destination ExitDBNCustoms Value3910
Port Of Destination Exit NameDurbanCustoms Value (usd)335.45
Country Of OriginZAUnit Price20
Country Of Origin NameSouth AfricaUnit Price (usd)1.71

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