Does South Africa import a lot?

South Africa main imports are: machinery (23.5 percent of total imports), mineral products (15.1 percent), vehicles and aircraft vessels (10 percent), chemicals (10.9 percent), equipment components (8.1 percent) and iron and steel products (5.3 percent).

How much does South Africa import?

South Africa Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2019

South Africa Raw materials imports are worth US$ 12,764 million, product share of 14.50%. South Africa Intermediate goods exports are worth US$ 30,658 million, product share of 34.30%.

What country does South Africa import from?

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South Africa Imports By Country Value Year
China $14.31B 2020
Germany $6.29B 2020
United States $4.44B 2020
India $3.58B 2020

What is South Africa’s biggest import?

Top 10

  • Mineral fuels including oil: US$9.6 billion (14% of total imports)
  • Machinery including computers: $9.1 billion (13.1%)
  • Electrical machinery, equipment: $7.1 billion (10.3%)
  • Vehicles: $4.4 billion (6.4%)
  • Pharmaceuticals: $2.4 billion (3.5%)
  • Plastics, plastic articles: $2 billion (3%)

Which country does South Africa trade the most?

South Africa’s top trading partners are China, Germany, the United States, the UK, India and Japan. South Africa is the EU’s largest trading partner in Africa.

Main Partner Countries.

Main Customers (% of Exports) 2019
China 10.7%
Germany 8.0%
United States 7.0%
United Kingdom 5.2%
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Does South Africa import toothpicks?

Unfortunately, due to the technical expertise needed to use these measures, South Africa and Egypt have been the only African countries to apply them effectively.

What are South Africa three most valuable exports?

Searchable List of South Africa’s Most Valuable Export Products

RANK SOUTH AFRICAN EXPORT PRODUCT 2019 VALUE (US$)
1 Platinum (unwrought) $8,245,494,000
2 Cars $6,681,545,000
3 Iron ores, concentrates $5,743,361,000
4 Coal, solid fuels made from coal $4,838,972,000

Why does South Africa import oil?

Crude oil is imported into South Africa by private players linked to the major locally based energy multinationals, PetroSA and SASOL, that engage in petroleum refining, storage and marketing. … High oil prices are a major threat to the country’s overall energy security and lead to high direct costs to consumers.

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