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Import and Export Data for South Africa

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This is a detailed overview of imports and exports between South Africa and the US. Below you will find information on top exporters and most active ports in South Africa. Scroll further to get a comprehensive list of imports and exports between South Africa and the US, as well as monthly tracking on the volume of trade between South Africa and the US. Be advised that access to complete trade data between South Africa and the US is limited to paid subscribers. Learn more about subscribing to Panjiva or call us at +1-888-972-6548.
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Top Ports in ZAF

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    Durban Shipment count is available to Panjiva subscribers.
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    Cape Town Shipment count is available to Panjiva subscribers.
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    Port Elizabeth Shipment count is available to Panjiva subscribers.
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    Richard's Bay Shipment count is available to Panjiva subscribers.
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    East London Shipment count is available to Panjiva subscribers.

Value of goods traded between the U.S. and South Africa in USD

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In 2009-01-01, $498,049,572 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $432,090,289 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-02-01, $338,026,405 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $441,686,808 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-03-01, $411,825,007 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $341,623,783 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-04-01, $465,580,623 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $385,029,780 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-05-01, $468,360,788 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $325,695,806 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-06-01, $391,795,684 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $351,969,054 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-07-01, $390,593,695 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $352,224,829 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-08-01, $501,716,014 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $362,585,045 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-09-01, $513,559,821 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $351,978,697 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-10-01, $599,449,084 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $381,502,077 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-11-01, $540,236,672 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $343,431,704 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2009-12-01, $757,870,110 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $382,825,606 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-01-01, $556,788,758 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $344,831,652 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-02-01, $418,751,838 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $306,061,341 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-03-01, $698,697,439 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $407,016,582 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-04-01, $543,710,004 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $393,972,727 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-05-01, $704,553,761 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $456,323,054 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-06-01, $589,518,996 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $423,160,887 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-07-01, $880,423,632 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $497,658,459 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-08-01, $745,827,634 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $807,449,625 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-09-01, $897,804,708 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $598,519,888 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-10-01, $620,309,459 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $468,084,913 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-11-01, $805,378,429 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $423,572,108 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2010-12-01, $737,474,540 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $500,038,410 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-01-01, $780,244,407 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $526,656,810 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-02-01, $575,476,883 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $1,009,081,583 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-03-01, $816,365,506 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $598,442,095 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-04-01, $784,126,690 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $664,682,296 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-05-01, $779,297,955 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $535,980,156 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-06-01, $898,794,910 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $563,231,351 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-07-01, $861,977,524 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $603,915,067 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-08-01, $787,885,003 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $550,260,552 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-09-01, $760,263,511 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $595,199,754 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-10-01, $838,814,790 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $619,933,882 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-11-01, $827,350,764 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $499,554,473 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2011-12-01, $762,833,942 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $576,438,186 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-01-01, $746,198,263 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $575,930,651 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-02-01, $533,643,007 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $529,386,133 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-03-01, $817,782,451 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $707,435,379 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-04-01, $674,176,045 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $665,957,418 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-05-01, $706,718,083 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $593,497,026 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-06-01, $793,071,249 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $587,721,286 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-07-01, $756,402,696 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $586,368,602 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-08-01, $648,653,321 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $519,273,131 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-09-01, $792,583,242 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $1,112,836,281 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-10-01, $715,948,303 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $610,198,257 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-11-01, $735,876,777 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $505,940,307 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2012-12-01, $747,818,124 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $558,801,596 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-01-01, $821,765,538 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $448,507,571 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-02-01, $586,178,000 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $666,591,019 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-03-01, $622,525,898 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $1,335,864,273 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-04-01, $714,776,993 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $528,430,392 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-05-01, $859,924,775 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $617,023,428 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-06-01, $704,051,954 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $534,740,760 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-07-01, $818,219,339 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $551,614,383 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-08-01, $762,603,667 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $578,059,667 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-09-01, $666,133,838 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $495,182,895 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-10-01, $678,892,730 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $596,199,338 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-11-01, $507,866,411 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $454,893,094 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2013-12-01, $635,528,031 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $481,881,580 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2014-01-01, $613,493,154 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $521,898,312 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa. In 2014-02-01, $640,384,487 USD of goods was imported by the US from South Africa, and $436,600,306 USD of goods was exported from the US to South Africa.

Top Products Imported from ZAF to the U.S.

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    $261,585,617 of Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HTS 71)
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    $107,542,737 of Iron and steel (HTS 72)
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    $59,310,232 of Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HTS 87)
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Top Products Exported to ZAF from the U.S.

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    $110,276,752 of Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HTS 84)
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    $91,934,853 of Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HTS 87)
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    $29,117,822 of Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HTS 85)
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World Bank Economic Indicators for South Africa

Africa Development Indicators — South Africa 2010
The ADI are development indicators specifically for countries in Africa. The data below covers social, economic, environmental, financial and governmental factors influencing economic development in South Africa.

Indicator Value Rank in World
Qmark 10th pillar: Market size 4.82 1
Qmark 11th pillar: Business sophistication 4.37 1
Qmark 12th pillar: Innovation 3.49 2
Qmark 1st pillar: Institutions 4.38 7
Qmark 2nd pillar: Infrastructure 3.98 4
Qmark 3rd pillar: Macroeconomic stability 4.99 5
Qmark 4th pllar: Health and primary education 4.06 26
Qmark 5th pillar: Higher education and training 4.01 3
Qmark 6th pillar: Goods market efficiency 4.48 3
Qmark 7th pillar: Labor market efficiency 4.13 22
Qmark 8th pillar: Financial market sophistication 5.3 1
Qmark 9th pillar: Techonological readiness 3.48 4
Qmark Closing a business, time (years) 2.0 35
Qmark Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita) 6.00% 48
Qmark Cost of registering property (% of property value) 8.80% 26
Qmark Cost to export (US$ per container) $1,531 55
Qmark Cost to import (US$ per container) $1,807 48
Qmark Documents to export (number) 8.0 35
Qmark Documents to import (number) 8.0 79
Qmark Export price index (goods and services, 2000=100) 198.8 5
Qmark Exports of goods and non-financial services, growth (%, constant LCU) 16.45% 3
Qmark Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) 25.54% 21
Qmark Exports of goods and services (annual % growth) 16.45% 2
Qmark Exports of goods and services (BoP, current US$) $99,703,469,653 1
Qmark Exports of goods and services (constant 2000 US$) $46,724,353,738 1
Qmark Exports of goods and services (current US$) $92,889,124,613 1
Qmark Goods exports (BoP, current US$) $85,699,971,786 1
Qmark Goods imports (BoP, current US$) $81,862,041,043 1
Qmark Import price index (goods and services 2000=100) 178.83 5
Qmark Import volume index (2000 = 100) 140.59 45
Qmark Imports of total services (Debit, current US$) $30,332,007,657 2
Qmark Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) 27.12% 30
Qmark Imports of goods and services (annual % growth) 5.53% 11
Qmark Imports of goods and services (constant 2000 US$) $55,162,177,606 1
Qmark Imports of goods and services (current US$) $98,648,037,046 1
Qmark International tourism, expenditures (% of total imports) 8.11% 4
Qmark International tourism, receipts (% of total exports) 10.34% 6

Business World Bank Indicators — South Africa 2010
Leading indicators that show the ease and cost of doing business in South Africa as of 2010.

Indicator Value Rank in World
Qmark Cost to build a warehouse (% of income per capita) 23.10% 152
Qmark Cost to enforce a contract (% of claim) 33.20% 59
Qmark Cost to register property (% of property value) 8.80% 43
Qmark Cost to start a business (% of income per capita) 6.00% 129
Qmark Credit: Strength of legal rights index (0=weak to 10=strong) 10.0 4
Qmark Ease of shareholder suits index (0 to 10) 8.0 29
Qmark Extent of director liability index (0 to 10) 8.0 19
Qmark Extent of disclosure index (0 to 10) 8.0 23
Qmark Labor tax and contributions (%) 2.50% 164
Qmark Minimum paid-in capital required to start a business (% of income per capita) 0.00% 160
Qmark Other taxes (%) 3.70% 85
Qmark Private credit bureau coverage (% of adults) 54.90% 36
Qmark Procedures required to build a warehouse (number) 13.0 114
Qmark Procedures required to build a warehouse (number) 17.0 94
Qmark Procedures required to connect to electricity (number) 4.0 160
Qmark Procedures required to enforce a contract (number) 29.0 165
Qmark Procedures required to enforce a contract (number) 29.0 165
Qmark Procedures required to register property (number) 6.0 92
Qmark Procedures required to register property (number) 6.0 92
Qmark Procedures required to start a business (number) 6.0 107
Qmark Profit tax (%) 24.30% 43
Qmark Public credit registry coverage (% of adults) 0.00% 178
Qmark Strength of investor protection index (0 to 10) 8.0 11
Qmark Time required to build a warehouse (days) 127.0 129
Qmark Time required to build a warehouse (days) 174.0 96
Qmark Time required to connect to electricity (days) 214.0 19
Qmark Time required to enforce a contract (days) 600.0 68
Qmark Time required to register property (days) 24.0 126
Qmark Time required to start a business (days) 22.0 80
Qmark Time to prepare and pay taxes (hours) 200.0 109
Qmark Time to resolve insolvency (years) 2.0 117
Qmark Total tax rate (% of profit) 30.50% 140
Qmark Trade: Cost to export (US$ per container) $1,531 52
Qmark Trade: Cost to import (US$ per container) $1,807 48
Qmark Trade: Documents to import (number) 8.0 71
Qmark Trade: Time to export (day) 30.0 40
Qmark Trade: Time to import (days) 35.0 32

Purchasing Power Parities (PPP) — South Africa 2010
The PPP is an estimate of the adjustment needed on the exchange rate between the US and South Africa in order for the exchange to be equivalent to each currency's purchasing power. It shows the relative purchasing power of South African currency.

Indicator Value Rank in World
Qmark GDP per capita, PPP (constant 2005 international $) $9,476 65
Qmark GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) $10,486 66
Qmark GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) $10,280 62
Qmark PPP conversion factor (GDP) to market exchange rate ratio $0.69 57
Qmark PPP conversion factor, GDP (LCU per international $) $5.08 90
Qmark PPP conversion factor, private consumption (LCU per international $) $5.72 87