Question NW2347 to the Minister of Trade and Industry

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24 August 2018 - NW2347

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Mente-Nqweniso, Ms NV to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry

What are the top five products in each category and Rand value that South Africa (a) imported and (b) exported in each of the past five years?

Reply:

Although South Africa is a relatively diversified economy importing and exporting products from a number of different sectors including agriculture, mining and manufacturing, our export basket is still dominated by primary products from mining and agriculture.

The top 5 products from agriculture, mining and manufacturing South Africa imported over the past 5 years are as follows:

 

Agricultural Products – Imports

Top 5 agricultural products SA imported from the world in the past 5 years

SA top 5 agricultural imports from the world

2013

SA top 5 agricultural imports from the world

2014

SA top 5 agricultural imports from the world

2015

SA top 5 agricultural imports from the world

2016

SA top 5 agricultural imports from the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Rice: Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

6,281

Durum wheat: Other

5,004

Durum wheat: Other

6,016

Rice: Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

5,975

Rice: Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

6,015

Durum wheat: Other

3,702

Rice: Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

4,390

Rice: Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed

5,361

Maize (corn): Other

4,586

Durum wheat: Other

4,369

Cuts and offal, frozen:Other

2,038

Cuts and offal, frozen:Other

2,282

Palm nuts and kernels

1,763

Durum wheat: Other

4,453

Palm nuts and kernels

2,345

Not cut in pieces, frozen: Mechanically deboned meat

712

Not cut in pieces, frozen: Mechanically deboned meat

728

Maize (corn): Other

1,673

Dried kernels or grains fit for human consumption, not further prepared or processed and not packaged as seeds (excluding popcorn (Zea mays everta))

3,777

Cattle: Other

1,976

Malt, whether or not roasted: Of barley

591

Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken

632

Cattle: Other

1,063

Palm nuts and kernels

2,179

Not cut in pieces, frozen: Mechanically deboned meat

1,364

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

                                                                                         

 

Agricultural Products - Exports

Top 5 agricultural products SA Exported to the world in the past 5 years

SA top 5 agricultural export to the world

2013

SA top 5 agricultural export to the world

2014

SA top 5 agricultural export to the world

2015

SA top 5 agricultural export to the world

2016

SA top 5 agricultural export to the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Maize (corn): Other

       6,467

Oranges: Fresh

     6,542

Oranges: Fresh

     7,609

Oranges: Fresh

     8,807

Oranges: Fresh

   10,002

Oranges: Fresh

       5,660

Grapes: Fresh

     5,392

Grapes: Fresh

     6,126

Grapes: Fresh

     6,408

Grapes: Fresh

     7,209

Apples

       4,282

Maize (corn): Other

     4,318

Apples

     4,861

Apples

     5,274

Maize (corn): Other

     5,018

Grapes: Fresh

       4,260

Apples

     3,838

Lemons: Fresh

     3,066

Lemons: Fresh

     3,869

Apples

     4,981

Pears

       1,853

Lemons: Fresh

     2,470

Pears

     2,062

Maize (corn): Other

     3,844

Lemons: Fresh

     3,882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mining Products – Imports

 

Top 5 mining products SA imported from the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 mining imports from the world

2013

SA top 5 mining imports from the world

2014

SA top 5 mining imports from the world

2015

SA top 5 mining imports from the world

2016

SA top 5 mining imports from the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Precious metal ores and concentrates: Other

1,363

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

1,140

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

1,221

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

1,396

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

2,320

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

1,014

Portland cement: Other

827

Nickel ores and concentrates

736

Nickel ores and concentrates

1,367

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

1,610

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

669

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

684

Portland cement: Other

509

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

408

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

650

Portland cement: Other

628

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

592

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

469

Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite); fused magnesia; dead-burned (sintered) magnesia, whether or not containing small quantities of other oxides added before sintering; other magnesium oxide, whether or not pure: Other

315

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Other coal

609

Zinc ores and concentrates

592

Cobalt ores and concentrates

320

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

467

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

303

Sulphur of all kinds (excluding sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur)

372

 

 

 

 

Mining Products – Exports

 

Top 5 mining products SA exported to the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2013

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2014

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2015

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2016

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Non-monetary: Other semi-manufactured forms (Gold)

65,899

Non-monetary: Other semi-manufactured forms (Gold)

62,654

Non-monetary: Other semi-manufactured forms (Gold)

67,663

Non-monetary: Other semi-manufactured forms (Gold)

67,355

Non-monetary: Other semi-manufactured forms (Gold)

66,411

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

41,221

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

28,508

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

23,624

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

26,924

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

30,330

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Non-agglomerated

16,317

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

20,159

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

21,642

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

19,992

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Agglomerated

25,543

Coal, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated: Bituminous coal

15,020

Iron ores and concentrates (excluding roasted iron pyrites): Non-agglomerated

14,776

Platinum: Unwrought or in powder form

11,310

Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 per cent or more, calculated on the dry mass

12,534

Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 per cent or more, calculated on the dry mass

17,016

Platinum: Other

12,743

Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 per cent or more, calculated on the dry mass

8,065

Chromium ores and concentrates

9,839

Chromium ores and concentrates

11,574

Chromium ores and concentrates

15,171

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufactured Products –Imports

 

Top 5 manufactured products SA imported from the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2013

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2014

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2015

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2016

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

142,050

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

175,840

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

98,451

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

96,078

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude

85,531

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (excluding crude);

42,457

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (excluding crude);

44,758

Original equipment components: for motor cars (including station wagons) of heading 87.03 (excluding tyres)

43,490

Original equipment components: for motor cars (including station wagons) of heading 87.03 (excluding tyres)

45,165

Original equipment components: for motor cars (including station wagons) of heading 87.03 (excluding tyres)

46,676

Original equipment components: for motor cars (including station wagons) of heading 87.03 (excluding tyres)

28,762

Original equipment components: for motor cars (including station wagons) of heading 87.03 (excluding tyres)

34,346

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (excluding crude);

38,202

Original equipment components: For motor vehicles for the transport of goods of heading 87.04, of a vehicle mass not exceeding 2 000 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg, or of a mass not exceeding 1 600 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg per chassis fitted with a cab (excluding dumpers designed for off-highway use, shuttle cars and low construction flame-proof vehicles, for use in underground mines and off-the-road logging trucks; excluding tyres)

27,070

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (excluding crude);

37,222

Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks: Designed for use when carried in the hand or on the person

20,823

Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks: Designed for use when carried in the hand or on the person

21,280

Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks: Designed for use when carried in the hand or on the person

21,286

Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (excluding crude);

23,355

Original equipment components: For motor vehicles for the transport of goods of heading 87.04, of a vehicle mass not exceeding 2 000 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg, or of a mass not exceeding 1 600 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg per chassis fitted with a cab (excluding dumpers designed for off-highway use, shuttle cars and low construction flame-proof vehicles, for use in underground mines and off-the-road logging trucks; excluding tyres)

26,442

Motor cars of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: other

18,658

Original equipment components: For motor vehicles for the transport of goods of heading 87.04, of a vehicle mass not exceeding 2 000 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg, or of a mass not exceeding 1 600 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg per chassis fitted with a cab (excluding dumpers designed for off-highway use, shuttle cars and low construction flame-proof vehicles, for use in underground mines and off-the-road logging trucks; excluding tyres)

17,955

Original equipment components: For motor vehicles for the transport of goods of heading 87.04, of a vehicle mass not exceeding 2 000 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg, or of a mass not exceeding 1 600 kg or of a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg per chassis fitted with a cab (excluding dumpers designed for off-highway use, shuttle cars and low construction flame-proof vehicles, for use in underground mines and off-the-road logging trucks; excluding tyres)

19,886

Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus: other

19,696

Machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching and routing apparatus: other

20,459

 

 

 

 

Manufactured Products – Exports

 

Top 5 manufactured products SA exported to the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2013

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2014

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2015

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2016

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: Other

14,841

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: Other

12,246

Ferro-chromium: Containing by mass more than 4 per cent of carbon

16,570

Ferro-chromium: Containing by mass more than 4 per cent of carbon

17,646

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: Other

11,348

Ferro-chromium: Containing by mass more than 4 per cent of carbon

10,182

Ferro-chromium: Containing by mass more than 4 per cent of carbon

12,033

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: Other

12,888

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 3 000 cm³: Other

13,607

Ferro-chromium: Containing by mass more than 4 per cent of carbon

11,276

Catalytic converters of a kind used for motor vehicles

7,076

Catalytic converters of a kind used for motor vehicles

8,053

Catalytic converters of a kind used for motor vehicles

7,838

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 2 500 cm³: Other

11,574

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 2 500 cm³: Other

11,049

Distillate fuel, as defined in Additional Note 1(g)

4,590

Distillate fuel, as defined in Additional Note 1(g)

5,290

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 2 500 cm³: Other

7,092

Catalytic converters of a kind used for motor vehicles

8,826

Catalytic converters of a kind used for motor vehicles

8,886

Palladium: Unwrought or in powder form

4,439

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 2 500 cm³: Other

4,285

Vehicles of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1 500 cm³ but not exceeding 2 500 cm³: Other

6,740

Other, double-cab, of a vehicle mass not exceeding 2 000 kg or a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg, or of a mass not exceeding 1 600 kg or a G.V.M. not exceeding 3 500 kg per chassis fitted with a cab

6,258

Palladium: Unwrought or in powder form

7,689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Manufactured – Imports

 

Top 5 other  manufactured products SA imported from the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2013

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2014

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2015

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2016

SA top 5 manufacturing imports from the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds: Other

1634

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds: Other

1984

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds: Other

2142

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds: Other

2316

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds: Other

2218

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

1040

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

1299

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

1284

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

1416

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

1483

Games of skill or chance

583

Games of skill or chance

831

Games of skill or chance

851

Games of skill or chance

939

Games of skill or chance

914

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

477

Video games consoles and machines (excluding those of subheading 9504.30): Other

690

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

669

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

601

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

626

Video games consoles and machines (excluding those of subheading 9504.30): Other

458

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

569

Video games consoles and machines (excluding those of subheading 9504.30): Other

526

Video games consoles and machines (excluding those of subheading 9504.30): Other

561

Video games consoles and machines (excluding those of subheading 9504.30): Other

604

 

 

Other Manufactured - Exports

Top 5 other manufactured products SA exported to the world over the past 5 years

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2013

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2014

SA top 5 Mining exports to the world

2015

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2016

SA top 5 manufacturing exports to the world

2017

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

R' million

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material:

200

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material:

259

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material:

312

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material:

377

Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

419

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Other

128

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Other

203

Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

279

Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

345

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material:

395

Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

107

Of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres

201

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Other

207

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Other

250

Sanitary towels (pads) and tampons, napkins and napkin liners for babies and similar articles, of any material: Other

206

Ink-pads

95

Games of skill or chance

124

Napkins for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14

114

Napkins for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14

150

Sanitary towels (pads), tampons and napkin liners for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of heading 39.01 to 39.14

147

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics

82

Travelling circuses and travelling menageries

97

Sanitary towels (pads), tampons and napkin liners for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of heading 39.01 to 39.14

112

Sanitary towels (pads), tampons and napkin liners for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of heading 39.01 to 39.14

141

Napkins for babies and similar articles of plastics or of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14

141

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