Exporting to South Africa

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Exporting to South Africa

The top exports from South Africa in terms of value, are gold (around $20B), diamonds (around $9B), platinum (around $7B), coal (over $6B) and iron ore (over $5B). In terms of the country of export, the main countries are China (around $10B), United States ($8B), the UK (around $8B), India ($7B) and Hong Kong ($8B).

Geographically, South Africa sits on the borders of Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Swaziland. South Africa is the world’s third largest exporter of coal and in terms of production, South Africa sits as one of the main producers of gold; also being the largest producer of manganese, chrome, vanadium, platinum and vermiculite. It also ranks second in terms of production with commodities such as palladium, rutile and vermiculite.  They also export fruits, corn, wool and sugar in the large part. The export value in South Africa averaged around 14000 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching a height of around 94000 ZAR Million at the end of 2015 and a low of around 55 ZAR Million at the end of 1958.

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1.00 GBP
British Pound
1.00 GBP = 17.8802 ZAR
=
17.8802 ZAR
South African Rand
1.00 ZAR = 0.05592 GBP

Country Profile

CapitalPretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Population 54,956,900
Area 1,221,037  km2 (471,445 sq mi)
km2 (24th)
Currency South African rand
GDP
Languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu

South Africa: Imports Profile

Imports from South Africa

Imports from South Africa: $121.940 billion
Import commodities:Machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs
Top import destinations:China 14.9%, Germany 10.1%, United States 7.3%, Saudi Arabia 7.2%, India 4.6%, Japan 4.5% (2012 est.)
GDP growth (annual %)

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Country Profile

CapitalPretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Population 54,956,900
Area 1,221,037  km2 (471,445 sq mi)
km2 (24th)
Currency South African rand
GDP
Languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu

-0.19

Econ Complexity 55th of 184
1980
2015

$93.7B

Exports 36th of 221
1980
2015

$80.8B

Imports 36th of 221
1980
2015

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 87th of 184
1990
2015
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