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In the year 2018 total export to South Africa was estimated up-to 67,859.19 USD Million. The export to South Africa in the year 2017 was valued at 62,905.3 USD Million while now it is 67,859.19 USD Million which is increased by 7.88%.

Following are the goods exported to South Africa from worldwide :

export to South Africa
HS Code Product Name Value (USD Million) % Increase
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc 11409.667636 8.36
29 Organic chemicals 1543.741438 15.8
85 Electrical, electronic equipment 8537.959373 1.35
72 Iron and steel 1189.067541 12.22
28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope 1534.661279 25.31
90 Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus 2257.053512 5.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 1108.43462 7.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2560.714374 11.54
3 Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic invertebrates ne 311.606512 12.86
52 Cotton 164.422469 -10.13

In the table above all the products exported to South Africa from over the world are mentioned with their HS code and their overall value in USD as per their total demand in the previous year.

These top 10 categories accounts for the 45.12% of imports from South Africa. Out of the top South Africa imports mentioned above, Printed books, newspapers, pictures etc reported the greatest increase from 2017 to 2018 via a 154.5% spike.

China is the major exporter out of 216 countries that supply goods to South Africa followed by the Germany, USA and India as the top importers to South Africa.

Country Value (USD Million) % Share
World 67859.187656 46.25
China 16650.328508 11.35
Germany 6097.495528 4.16
USA 5336.7525 3.64
India 3761.257709 2.56
Thailand 2897.445113 1.97
United Kingdom 2829.464948 1.93
Japan 2782.977643 1.9
Italy 2466.522032 1.68
France 2000.596782 1.36

The above table shows the top 10 importers of South Africa with their percentage share and the value of their share in USD.

South Africa imports from 216 countries collectively worth 146,711.84 USD Million. Top 10 countries export to South Africa contributes 76.81% to the South Africa overall import.

Major items which are exported to South Africa are Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc, Organic chemicals, Electrical, electronic equipment, Iron and steel, Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope . These items together has an export value of 24,215.1 USD Million and shares 35.68% of the total export value to South Africa.

Here’s a detailed list of all the items exported to South Africa in 2018.

HS Code Product Name Value (USD Million)
8708 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles 1524.384524
8443 Printing and ancillary machinery 757.382849
9018 Instruments etc for medical, surgical, dental, etc us 608.106906
6203 Mens or boys suits, jackets, trousers etc not knit 336.774814
6204 Womens, girls suits, jacket, dress, skirt, etc, wove 284.770486
8516 Electric equipment with heating element, domestic etc 278.19191
3920 Plastic plate, sheet, film not cellular, reinforced 259.21303
7202 Ferro alloys 235.43823
4202 Trunks, suit cases, camera cases, handbags, etc 224.225272
8501 Electric motors and generators, except generating set 223.780609
303 Fish, frozen, whole 174.677248
2933 Heterocyclics, nitrogen hetero atom only, nucleic aci 160.427533
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their derivatives 150.426234
2917 Polycarboxylic acid, derivatives 146.552959
5407 Woven synthetic filament yarn, monofilament greater than 67dtex 141.464653
9506 Equipment for gymnastics, sports, outdoor games nes 136.747879
2009 Fruit and vegetable juices, not fermented or spirited 104.482187
4002 Synthetic rubber 102.034479
2915 Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, derivatives 96.986997
6104 Womens, girls suit, dress, skirt, etc, knit or croche 93.787096
5402 Synthetic filament yarn(not sewing thread) not retail 85.325523
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons 84.517572
6302 Bed, table, toilet and kitchen linens 80.965469
2922 Oxygen function amino compounds 77.75239
6006 Other knitted or crocheted fabrics. 75.181645
2916 Unsaturated acyclic, cyclic monocarboxylc acid, deriv 68.400148
7304 Tube or hollow profile, seamless iron steel not cast 68.046917
4407 Wood sawn, chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled 67.927726
7219 Rolled stainless steel sheet, width greater than 600mm 66.656616
5208 Woven cotton fabric, greater than 85 percentage cotton, less than 200g m2 58.959082
2918 Carboxylic acids (additional oxygen function), derivs 52.510038
304 Fish fillets, fish meat, mince except liver, roe 43.816561
2008 Fruit, nut, edible plant parts nes, prepared preserve 42.552341
2903 Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons 41.594695
802 Nuts except coconut, brazil and cashew, fresh or dried 40.165359
7208 Hot rolled products, iron steel, width greater than 600mm, not cla 33.466126
5209 Woven cotton nes, greater than 85 percentage cotton, greater than 200g m2 26.218915
3824 Prepr binder for foundry 26.216115
5205 Cotton yarn not sewing thread greater than 85 percentage cotton, not retail 25.924556
5509 Yarn (not sewing), synthetic staple fibre, not retail 25.751098
2921 Amine function compounds 24.667667
302 Fish, fresh or chilled, whole 21.747634
307 Molluscs 19.969582
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs, etc, prepared or preserved 17.864548
5516 Woven fabric less than 85 percentage artificial staple fibre 17.667785
2939 Veg alkaloids, their salts, ethers, esters and derivs 12.096558
5211 Woven fabric, less than 85 percentage cotton with manmade fibre, greater than 200g m2 10.279252
2914 Ketones and quinones, their derivatives 7.81146
5206 Cotton yarn (except sewing) less than 85 percentage cotton, not retail 2.10415
3702 Photograph film, rolls, unexposed, not paper 1.885931

The average demand for following products has upswinged consecutively in the last year.

HS Code Product Name % Increase
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures etc 154.5
66 Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc 102.73
50 Silk 100.74
89 Ships, boats and other floating structures 70.89
81 Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof 70.1

According to the above-mentioned data, the export of Printed books, newspapers, pictures etc to South Africa, has got a boost of 154.5% in total, Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc got a boost of 102.73% and Silk, got a boost of 100.74%.

On the other hand, the average demand for the following products has dropped down in the last year.

HS Code Product Name % Increase
75 Nickel and articles thereof -64.18
86 Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipmen -45.42
51 Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof -30.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery -30.08
80 Tin and articles thereof -30.07

According to the above-mentioned data, the export of Nickel and articles thereof to South Africa, dropped down by -64.18% in total, Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipmen dipped in demand by -45.42% and Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric thereof by -30.76%.

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Importers and buyers in South Africa

S. No Company Name Address Country Product Code Product Name
DPI Plastics (Pty) Ltd 12794 Bridge Road,South Africa South Africa 0 Couplings and fittings, plastic, for pipes and hoses
Edward Searle (Pty) Ltd 37B Milner Road,South Africa South Africa 0 Compressor sets
Engineered Linings (Pty) Ltd 8 Station Road,South Africa South Africa 0 Ebonite products
Goodall Industrial (Pty) Ltd 404 Voortrekker Road,South Africa South Africa 0 Special purpose precision engineering machine tools
GRW Engineering (Pty) Ltd 20 Abbattoir Road,South Africa South Africa 0 Tanks and vats, metal
Impression Management (Pty) Ltd Unit 2 Kya North Park,South Africa South Africa 0 Printers (computing)
Kuehne & Nagel (Pty) Ltd 9 Nguni Drive,South Africa South Africa 0 Shipping and forwarding agents
Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Ltd 1 Spin Street,South Africa South Africa 0 Road making machinery and equipment
Mersen South Africa (Pty) Ltd Corner Commondo & Wright Street,South Africa South Africa 0 Spare parts and accessories for electric rotary machines and converters
Norbain South Africa (Pty) Ltd 18A 5th Street,South Africa South Africa 0 Cameras
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People Also Ask

What should I export to South Africa?

Currently, the best goods to export to South Africa are Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc, Organic chemicals, Electrical, electronic equipment, Iron and steel, Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope .

Which are the main countries that export to South Africa?

Main countries that export to South Africa are World, China, Germany .

What are the most profitable items export to South Africa?

The profitable exported items to South Africa are Printed books, newspapers, pictures etc, Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc, Silk, Ships, boats and other floating structures, Other base metals, cermets, articles thereof .