Importing from South Africa

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Importing from South Africa

South Africa ranks as the thirty-sixth largest export economy in the world and the fourty-fifth most complex economy as rated by the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). South Africa exports around $110B and imports around $108B a year, which results in a small positive trade balance of around $2B. The GDP of South Africa is around $360B and the GDP per capita is around $12k. Imports into South Africa averaged around 14500 ZAR Million from around 1957 until 2015, which reached a height of around 110000 ZAR Million at the end of 2014 with a record low of around 65 ZAR Million at the end of 1961.

The main imports are crude petroleum (around $14B), cars (over $5B), gold ($5.5B) and computers ($2.2B). The main origins of import are China (around $16B), Germany (over $9B), Saudi Arabia (over $8B), the United States (over $6.5B) and India (around $5.3B). The main South African imports are fuel (around 25%), boilers, nuclear reactors, machinery (around 15%), vehicle parts (around 10%), telephone sets (around 3%), pharmaceuticals (2%), and vegetables (2%).

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1.00 GBP
British Pound
1.00 GBP = ZAR
=
ZAR
South African Rand
1.00 ZAR = INF GBP

Country Profile

CapitalPretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Population57,725,600
Area1,221,037  km2 (471,445 sq mi)
km2 (24th)
CurrencySouth African rand
GDP
Languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu

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Econ Complexity 63rd of 214
1980
2016

$103B

Exports 34th of 221
1980
2016

$77B

Imports 36th of 221
1980
2016

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 90th of 214
1990
2016

South Africa: Exports Profile

Exports from South Africa

Exports from South Africa:$69.1 billion
Export commodities:Gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery, and equipment
Top export destinations:China 9.9%, United States 7.9%, Germany 7.6%, Botswana 5.4%, Namibia 5.1% (2016)
GDP growth (annual %)

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Briefly, what type of stock or trade are you looking to finance?

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Country Profile

CapitalPretoria (executive)
Bloemfontein (judicial)
Cape Town (legislative)
Population57,725,600
Area1,221,037  km2 (471,445 sq mi)
km2 (24th)
CurrencySouth African rand
GDP
Languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu

-0.03

Econ Complexity 63rd of 214
1980
2016

$103B

Exports 34th of 221
1980
2016

$77B

Imports 36th of 221
1980
2016

$13.2k

GDP Per Capita 90th of 214
1990
2016
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