Top South African Exports 2016
South Africa shipped US$74.1 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, down by -25% since 2012 but up by 6.4% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 South Africa Exports to China

South Africa's exports to China amounted to
$6.8 billion or 9.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $4 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $1.2 billion
  3. Woodpulp: $282.3 million
  4. Wool: $213.2 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $181.4 million
  6. Copper: $154.6 million
  7. Nickel: $138.7 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $89.8 million
  9. Raw hides excluding furskins:$60 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $57.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the US

South Africa's exports to America amounted to
$5.5 billion or 7.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $568.3 million
  4. Machinery: $495.3 million
  5. Ores, slag, ash: $310.2 million
  6. Aluminum: $257.3 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $235.1 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $136.3 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $128.4 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $99.4 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Germany

South Africa's exports to Germany amounted to
$5.3 billion or 7.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $816.3 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $695.8 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $308.3 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $155.6 million
  6. Iron and steel: $115.9 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $94.6 million
  8. Beverages: $87.9 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $85 million
10. Aluminum: $72.7 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Botswana

South Africa's exports to Botswana amounted to
$3.7 billion or 5% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $619.9 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $528.7 million
  3. Machinery: $322.8 million
  4. Vehicles: $310.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $190.9 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $97.7 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $84.6 million
  8. Ores, slag, ash: $78.5 million
  9. Plastics: $70.8 million
10. Beverages: $65.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Namibia

South Africa's exports to Namibia amounted to
$3.5 billion or 4.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $530.7 million
  2. Machinery: $383.6 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $278.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $215.6 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $131.7 million
  6. Plastics: $109.6 million
  7. Beverages: $109.2 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $103.9 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $75.9 million
10. Sugar: $72.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Japan

South Africa's exports to Japan amounted to
$3.5 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.7 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $403.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $396.8 million
  4. Iron and steel: $257.2 million
  5. Wood: $156 million
  6. Aluminum: $145.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $93.3 million
  8. Nickel: $41.1 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $33.3 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $31.6 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the UK

South Africa's exports to the United Kingdom amounted to $3.2 billion or 4.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.4 billion
  2. Vehicles: $493.8 million
  3. Fruits, nuts: $436.1 million
  4. Machinery: $150 million
  5. Beverages: $114.5 million
  6. Iron and steel: $45.4 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $35.8 million
  8. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $34.3 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $32.5 million
10. Aluminum: $28.7 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to India

South Africa's exports to India amounted to
$3.2 billion or 4.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.7 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $475.5 million
  3. Woodpulp: $186.6 million
  4. Machinery: $148.5 million
  5. Iron and steel: $139.7 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $56.1 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $55.3 million
  8. Aluminum: $52.5 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $40.3 million
10. Wood: $37.1 million
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Top 10 South Africa Exports to Belgium

South Africa's exports to Belgium amounted to
$2.3 billion or 3.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $943.2 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $562.5 million
  3. Iron and steel: $174.7 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $152.9 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $100.6 million
  6. Aluminum: $65.6 million
  7. Paper: $45.2 million
  8. Machinery: $39.7 million
  9. Copper: $27.4 million
10. Other chemical goods: $27 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Mozambique

South Africa's exports to Mozambique amounted to
$2.3 billion or 3.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $382.9 million
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $289.8 million
  3. Machinery: $217.4 million
  4. Iron and steel: $211.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $104.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $99.6 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $66.9 million
  8. Beverages: $59.9 million
  9. Other food preparations: $54.3 million
10. Plastics: $53 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Zambia

South Africa's exports to Zambia amounted to
$2.1 billion or 2.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery: $357.3 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $221.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $158.7 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $134 million
  5. Fertilizers: $129.7 million
  6. Plastics: $97.7 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $86.6 million
  8. Iron and steel: $74.5 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $56.5 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $49.3 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis