Top South African Exports 2018
South Africa shipped US$94.4 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018, up by 2% since 2014 and up by 7% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 South Africa Exports to China

South Africa's exports to China amounted to
$8.7 billion or 9.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $775.9 million
  3. Copper: $336.7 million
  4. Wool: $297.1 million
  5. Woodpulp: $257 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $215.8 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $193.1 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $43.9 million
  9. Raw hides excluding furskins: $40.3 million
10. Beverages: $39.9 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the Germany

South Africa's exports to Germany amounted to
$7.1 billion or 7.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $3.5 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $827.9 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $468.4 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $158.7 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $122.8 million
  7. Iron and steel: $120.1 million
  8. Beverages: $112.3 million
  9. Aluminum: $93.3 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $77.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the US

South Africa's exports to America amounted to
$6.4 billion or 6.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $636.9 million
  3. Aluminum: $553.5 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $463 million
  5. Vehicles: $455.3 million
  6. Machinery: $443.5 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $259.8 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $198.6 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $172.4 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $113.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the UK

South Africa's exports to United Kingdom were $4.8 billion or 5.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  3. Fruits, nuts: $535.8 million
  4. Machinery: $181.6 million
  5. Beverages: $153.6 million
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $97.3 million
  7. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $48.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $40.9 million
  9. Aluminum: $34 million
10. Sugar: $32.5 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Japan

South Africa's exports to Japan amounted to
$4.5 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $2 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $623.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $606.5 million
  4. Iron and steel: $343.5 million
  5. Wood: $191.2 million
  6. Aluminum: $139.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $91.8 million
  8. Fruits, nuts: $42.8 million
  9. Other base metals: $39.5 million
10. Oil seed: $37.3 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to India

South Africa's exports to India amounted to
$4.5 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.7 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $581.3 million
  3. Woodpulp: $219.1 million
  4. Iron and steel: $182.8 million
  5. Machinery: $132.5 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $118.6 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $73.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $64.9 million
  9. Aluminum: $59.4 million
10. Electronic equipment: $44.5 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Botswana

South Africa's exports to Botswana amounted to
$4.1 billion or 4.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $804.5 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $457.5 million
  3. Machinery: $363.7 million
  4. Vehicles: $333.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $204.8 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $100.1 million
  7. Plastics: $96.3 million
  8. Beverages: $87.4 million
  9. Iron and steel: $75.3 million
10. Cereals: $71 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Namibia

South Africa's exports to Namibia amounted to
$3.6 billion or 3.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $432.2 million
  2. Machinery: $376.8 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $328.1 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $205.1 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $142.7 million
  6. Beverages: $121.7 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $118.1 million
  8. Plastics: $115.2 million
  9. Paper: $100.9 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $86.6 million
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Top 10 South Africa Exports to Mozambique

South Africa's exports to Mozambique amounted to
$3.3 billion or 3.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $935.4 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $473.9 million
  3. Machinery: $288.2 million
  4. Iron and steel: $187.8 million
  5. Vehicles: $152.6 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $94.5 million
  7. Sugar: $74.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $73.7 million
  9. Other food preparations: $73 million
10. Plastics: $67.5 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Netherlands

South Africa's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$3.1 billion or 3.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Fruits, nuts: $735.1 million
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $509.3 million
  3. Iron and steel: $347.3 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $282.6 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $223.2 million
  6. Aluminum: $134.6 million
  7. Machinery: $92.6 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $87.6 million
  9. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $78.1 million
10. Railway, tram equipment: $70.8 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Belgium

South Africa's exports to Belgium amounted to
$2.4 billion or 2.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $805.4 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $531.4 million
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $270.1 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $257.7 million
  5. Iron and steel: $162.1 million
  6. Aluminum: $72.6 million
  7. Machinery: $37.1 million
  8. Rubber: $33.4 million
  9. Paper: $30.2 million
10. Other chemical goods: $28.3 million
Fastest-Growing South African Exports 2018
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis