Top South African Exports 2017
South Africa shipped US$89.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017, down by -5.9% since 2013 and up by 20.8% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 South Africa Exports to China

South Africa's exports to China amounted to
$8.6 billion or 9.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $5.7 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $880.9 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $444.8 million
  4. Wool: $281.2 million
  5. Woodpulp: $255.3 million
  6. Copper: $216.2 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $106.5 million
  8. Nickel: $97.5 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $92.6 million
10. Raw hides excluding furskins:$49.4 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the US

South Africa's exports to America amounted to
$6.7 billion or 7.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $787.8 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $434.9 million
  5. Machinery: $412 million
  6. Aluminum: $376 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $288.4 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $265.4 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $137.6 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $118 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Germany

South Africa's exports to Germany amounted to
$6.3 billion or 7.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $1.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $853.8 million
  4. Ores, slag, ash: $332.8 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $235.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $131.1 million
  7. Beverages: $95.5 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $94.9 million
  9. Aluminum: $84 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $80.1 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Japan

South Africa's exports to Japan amounted to
$4.2 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.9 billion
  2. Vehicles: $562.1 million
  3. Ores, slag, ash: $558.7 million
  4. Iron and steel: $255.2 million
  5. Wood: $189.5 million
  6. Aluminum: $137.4 million
  7. Cereals: $121.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $95.1 million
  9. Nickel: $41.9 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $40.2 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to India

South Africa's exports to India amounted to
$4.2 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.4 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $604.7 million
  3. Woodpulp: $258 million
  4. Machinery: $160.4 million
  5. Iron and steel: $132.1 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $106.6 million
  7. Gems, precious metals: $102.8 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $50.7 million
  9. Aluminum: $44.8 million
10. Wood: $29.5 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Botswana

South Africa's exports to Botswana amounted to
$3.9 billion or 4.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $651.5 million
  2. Gems, precious metals: $526 million
  3. Machinery: $346 million
  4. Vehicles: $286.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $207.4 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $97 million
  7. Plastics: $75.6 million
  8. Cereals: $74.6 million
  9. Beverages: $71 million
10. Iron and steel: $66.9 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Namibia

South Africa's exports to Namibia amounted to
$3.6 billion or 4% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $478.6 million
  2. Machinery: $370.8 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $286.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $222.5 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $133.7 million
  6. Beverages: $125.3 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $114.9 million
  8. Plastics: $110.5 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $86 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $84.1 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to the UK

South Africa's exports to United Kingdom equaled
$3.5 billion or 3.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $1.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $504.6 million
  3. Fruits, nuts: $499.2 million
  4. Machinery: $157.9 million
  5. Beverages: $122.6 million
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $89.3 million
  7. Iron and steel: $45.2 million
  8. Woodpulp: $36.8 million
  9. Aluminum: $36.1 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $35.4 million
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Top 10 South Africa Exports to Mozambique

South Africa's exports to Mozambique amounted to
$3 billion or 3.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Ores, slag, ash: $853.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $462.3 million
  3. Machinery: $218.3 million
  4. Iron and steel: $201.6 million
  5. Vehicles: $115.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $94.8 million
  7. Other food preparations: $69 million
  8. Beverages: $62.4 million
  9. Plastics: $56.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $54 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Netherlands

South Africa's exports to Netherlands amounted to
$2.9 billion or 3.2% of its overall exports.

  1. Fruits, nuts: $680.7 million
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $569.9 million
  3. Iron and steel: $370.2 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $301.7 million
  5. Aluminum: $120.5 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $90.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $83.9 million
  8. Railway, tram equipment: $73.5 million
  9. Beverages: $69.9 million
10. Machinery: $67.2 million
Top 10 South Africa Exports to Belgium

South Africa's exports to Belgium amounted to
$2.5 billion or 2.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $1 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $524.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $247.3 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $203.2 million
  5. Iron and steel: $143.7 million
  6. Aluminum: $70 million
  7. Machinery: $43.2 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $31.5 million
  9. Paper: $29.3 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $23.9 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis