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South AfricaImport Trade Data

South Africa is located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. South Africa Import Data is a collection of facts and figures about importing activities of the country.

Rank 39

Global Rank in Imports

US$ 83 Billion

Value of Total Imports in 2017

Data Methodology

Our South Africa import data is based on Shipping Bills, Import Bills, Invoices and other operational documents, which are required in import export business.

Data Sources

Import data of South Africa is collected from South African Customs. Our data is also collected from other sources such as Port Authorities, Shipping & Logistics Companies, Trade Associations and Government Bodies.

Data Fields

Date, HS Code, Product Description, Importer Country, Exporter Country, Quantity, Value, etc.

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Import data of South Africa gives statistical information of country’s shipments that is useful for primary research. Let’s have a look at more facts about South Africa shipment data.

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South Africa Import Data Samples

Our purpose of providing samples of South Africa imports is to give an overview about data fields covered in import data of South Africa. So, understand the format of South Africa import data below.


South Africa Import Sample #1
MonthMarchDistrict Office CodeJSA
Period201803District Office NameO.R. Tambo Int Airport
Date2018-03-01Transport Code04
Country Of OriginTRTransport Code DescriptionAir
Country Of Origin NameTurkeyStatistical UnitKG
Country Of DestinationZAStatistical Quantity5
Country Of Destination NameSouth AfricaCustoms Value1568
Port Of Destination ExitJSACustoms Value (usd)134.52
Port Of Destination Exit NameO.R. Tambo Int AirportUnit Price314
Hs Code58013300Unit Price (usd)26.939008026794875754549603808
Hs Code DescriptionOther Weft Pile FabricsPort TypeAir
Product DescriptionWoven Pile Fabrics And Chenille Fabrics (Excluding Fabrics Of Heading 58.02 Or 58.06); Of Man-Made Fibres; Other Weft Pile FabricsRegion Or ProvinceGauteng
Reporting CategoryInternationalYear2018
South Africa Import Sample #2
MonthMarchDistrict Office CodeJSA
Period201803District Office NameO.R. Tambo Int Airport
Date2018-03-01Transport Code04
Country Of OriginTRTransport Code DescriptionAir
Country Of Origin NameTurkeyStatistical UnitNO
Country Of DestinationZAStatistical Quantity7
Country Of Destination NameSouth AfricaCustoms Value2025
Port Of Destination ExitJSACustoms Value (usd)173.73
Port Of Destination Exit NameO.R. Tambo Int AirportUnit Price289
Hs Code61012000Unit Price (usd)24.794182546954519404665081212
Hs Code DescriptionOf CottonPort TypeAir
Product DescriptionMen's Or Boys' Overcoats, Car-Coats, Capes, Cloaks, Anoraks (Including Ski-Jackets), Wind-Cheaters, Wind-Jackets And Similar Articles, Knitted Or Crocheted (Excluding Those Of Heading 61.03); Of Cotton; Of CottonRegion Or ProvinceGauteng
Reporting CategoryInternationalYear2018
South Africa Import Sample #3
MonthMarchDistrict Office CodeJSA
Period201803District Office NameO.R. Tambo Int Airport
Date2018-03-01Transport Code04
Country Of OriginTRTransport Code DescriptionAir
Country Of Origin NameTurkeyStatistical UnitNO
Country Of DestinationZAStatistical Quantity325
Country Of Destination NameSouth AfricaCustoms Value1799
Port Of Destination ExitJSACustoms Value (usd)154.34
Port Of Destination Exit NameO.R. Tambo Int AirportUnit Price6
Hs Code61043200Unit Price (usd)0.5147581151616855239722854231
Hs Code DescriptionOf CottonPort TypeAir
Product DescriptionWomen's Or Girls' Suits, Ensembles, Jackets, Blazers, Dresses, Skirts, Divided Skirts, Trousers, Bib And Brace Overalls, Breeches And Shorts (Excluding Swimwear), Knitted Or Crocheted; Jackets And Blazers; Of CottonRegion Or ProvinceGauteng
Reporting CategoryInternationalYear2018
South Africa Import Sample #4
MonthMarchDistrict Office CodeJSA
Period201803District Office NameO.R. Tambo Int Airport
Date2018-03-01Transport Code04
Country Of OriginTRTransport Code DescriptionAir
Country Of Origin NameTurkeyStatistical UnitNO
Country Of DestinationZAStatistical Quantity1
Country Of Destination NameSouth AfricaCustoms Value563
Port Of Destination ExitJSACustoms Value (usd)48.3
Port Of Destination Exit NameO.R. Tambo Int AirportUnit Price563
Hs Code61044400Unit Price (usd)48.301469806004824999399448866
Hs Code DescriptionOf Artificial FibresPort TypeAir
Product DescriptionWomen's Or Girls' Suits, Ensembles, Jackets, Blazers, Dresses, Skirts, Divided Skirts, Trousers, Bib And Brace Overalls, Breeches And Shorts (Excluding Swimwear), Knitted Or Crocheted; Dresses; Of Artificial FibresRegion Or ProvinceGauteng
Reporting CategoryInternationalYear2018
South Africa Import Sample #5
MonthMarchDistrict Office CodeJSA
Period201803District Office NameO.R. Tambo Int Airport
Date2018-03-01Transport Code04
Country Of OriginTRTransport Code DescriptionAir
Country Of Origin NameTurkeyStatistical UnitKG
Country Of DestinationZAStatistical Quantity14
Country Of Destination NameSouth AfricaCustoms Value71
Port Of Destination ExitJSACustoms Value (usd)6.09
Port Of Destination Exit NameO.R. Tambo Int AirportUnit Price5
Hs Code90230000Unit Price (usd)0.4289650959680712699769045192
Hs Code DescriptionInstruments, Apparatus And Models, Designed For Demonstrational Purposes (For Example, In Education Or Exhibitions), Unsuitable For Other UsesPort TypeAir
Product DescriptionInstruments, Apparatus And Models, Designed For Demonstrational Purposes (For Example, In Education Or Exhibitions), Unsuitable For Other Uses; Instruments, Apparatus And Models, Designed For Demonstrational Purposes (For Example, In Education Or ExhibitiRegion Or ProvinceGauteng
Reporting CategoryInternationalYear2018
South Africa Import Sample #1
Year
2018
Month
March
Period
201803
Date
2018-03-01
Hs Code
84821000
Hs Code Description
Ball Bearings
Product Description
Ball Or Roller Bearings; Ball Bearings; Ball Bearings
Country Of Origin Name
South Africa
Country Of Destination Name
Mauritius
Port Type
Sea
Country Of Origin
ZA
Country Of Destination
MU
Region Or Province
Kwazulu-Natal
Port Of Destination Exit
DBN
Port Of Destination Exit Name
Durban
Reporting Category
International
District Office Code
DBN
District Office Name
Durban
Transport Code
01
Transport Code Description
Maritime
Statistical Unit
NO
Statistical Quantity
4
Customs Value
142
Customs Value (usd)
12.18
Unit Price
36
Unit Price (usd)
3.08
South Africa Import Sample #2
Year
2018
Month
March
Period
201803
Date
2018-03-01
Hs Code
85393190
Hs Code Description
Other
Product Description
Electric 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
Country Of Origin Name
South Africa
Country Of Destination Name
Mauritius
Port Type
Sea
Country Of Origin
ZA
Country Of Destination
MU
Region Or Province
Kwazulu-Natal
Port Of Destination Exit
DBN
Port Of Destination Exit Name
Durban
Reporting Category
International
District Office Code
DBN
District Office Name
Durban
Transport Code
01
Transport Code Description
Maritime
Statistical Unit
NO
Statistical Quantity
200
Customs Value
3910
Customs Value (usd)
335.45
Unit Price
20
Unit Price (usd)
1.71
South Africa Import Sample #3
Year
2018
Month
March
Period
201803
Date
2018-03-01
Hs Code
85395010
Hs Code Description
Of The Screw-In, Bayonet Or Similar Types
Product Description
Elektriese Gloei- Of Antledingslampe, Met Inbegrip Van Verseëlde Lampeenhede En Ultraviolet- Of Infrarooi Lampe; Booglampe; Ligstralende Diodes (Led) Lampe; Light-Emitting Diode (Led) Lamps; Of The Screw-In, Bayonet Or Similar Types
Country Of Origin Name
South Africa
Country Of Destination Name
Mauritius
Port Type
Sea
Country Of Origin
ZA
Country Of Destination
MU
Region Or Province
Kwazulu-Natal
Port Of Destination Exit
DBN
Port Of Destination Exit Name
Durban
Reporting Category
International
District Office Code
DBN
District Office Name
Durban
Transport Code
01
Transport Code Description
Maritime
Statistical Unit
KG
Statistical Quantity
18
Customs Value
22905
Customs Value (usd)
1965.08
Unit Price
1265
Unit Price (usd)
108.52
South Africa Import Sample #4
Year
2018
Month
March
Period
201803
Date
2018-03-01
Hs Code
90261000
Hs Code Description
For Measuring Or Checking The Flow Or Level Of Liquids
Product Description
Instruments And Apparatus For Measuring Or Checking The Flow, Level, Pressure Or Other Variables Of Liquids Or Gases (For Example, Flow Meters, Level Gauges, Manometers, Heat Meters) (Excluding Instruments And Apparatus Of Heading 90.14, 90.15, 90.28 Or 9
Country Of Origin Name
Switzerland
Country Of Destination Name
Uganda
Port Type
Air
Country Of Origin
CH
Country Of Destination
UG
Region Or Province
Gauteng
Port Of Destination Exit
JSA
Port Of Destination Exit Name
O.R. Tambo Int Airport
Reporting Category
International
District Office Code
JSA
District Office Name
O.R. Tambo Int Airport
Transport Code
04
Transport Code Description
Air
Statistical Unit
NO
Statistical Quantity
1
Customs Value
27951
Customs Value (usd)
2398
Unit Price
27951
Unit Price (usd)
2398
South Africa Import Sample #5
Year
2018
Month
March
Period
201803
Date
2018-03-01
Hs Code
84716000
Hs Code Description
Input Or Output Units, Whether Or Not Containing Storage Units In The Same Housing
Product Description
Automatic Data Processing Machines And Units Thereof; Magnetic Or Optical Readers, Machines For Transcribing Data Onto Data Media In Coded Form And Machines For Processing Such Data, Not Elsewhere Specified Or Included; Input Or Output Units, Whether Or N
Country Of Origin Name
China
Country Of Destination Name
Uganda
Port Type
Air
Country Of Origin
CN
Country Of Destination
UG
Region Or Province
Gauteng
Port Of Destination Exit
JSA
Port Of Destination Exit Name
O.R. Tambo Int Airport
Reporting Category
International
District Office Code
JSA
District Office Name
O.R. Tambo Int Airport
Transport Code
04
Transport Code Description
Air
Statistical Unit
NO
Statistical Quantity
37
Customs Value
4496
Customs Value (usd)
385.72
Unit Price
122
Unit Price (usd)
10.46

Top 5 Import Commodities of South Africa

According to trade statistics of South Africa, mineral fuels & oils and machinery are its top import commodities and together they recorded approximately 28% value of the total imports in 2017.
HS CodeProduct DescriptionValue USD %
27Mineral fuels & oils14.75
84Machinery & mechanical appliances13.22
85Electrical machinery & equipment10.23
87Vehicles8.4
39Plastics2.99

Top 5 Import Partners of South Africa

As per South Africa trade statistics, the country supplied most of the goods to China in 2017, followed by the Germany. Here is the list of top five import sources of South Africa.
CountryValue USD %
China18.3
Germany11.5
USA6.6
India4.7
Saudi Arabia4.6

Major Ports in South Africa

When it comes to import goods into South Africa, right information is important for taking efficient decisions in business. Our South Africa Import Data is a collection of shipment-based statistics. It covers details about shipments that take off from South Africa via sea, air or road. This shipment data of South Africa is useful for primary research of the country’s market.

No matter what is the size of company, our South Africa shipment data is useful for every type of business. We ensure our clients that our import data of South Africa provides accurate trade statistics of the country as these are collected from our authentic sources.

Benefits of South Africa Trade Data

  • For Research Analysts Our trade records of South Africa imports are beneficial for research analysts to do primary research of the country’s market and come up with more better and useful findings.
  • For Global Industries Any industry can analyse their market in this country or its regions and can analyse the market trends of past years.
  • For Product Evaluation Our South Africa import statistics let global companies to evaluate supply of their products into the country.
  • For Market Trends From our trade statistics of South Africa, business experts can know and analyse the current market trends of the country.

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