Weak rand helps boost trade surplus as 2016 exports up 11%

2016-07-29 14:32

South Africa's trade surplus narrowed to R12.53bn in June from R18.37bn in May, but overall exports are much improved from 2015 figures, Sars has revealed.

Invoice fraud rife in SA gold exports - UN report

2016-07-20 20:06

South Africa was fingered in a report for flagrant discrepancies between its official trade statistics of gold exports versus records of its trading partners.

China’s steel exports jump amid tensions

2016-07-13 14:11

China’s steel exports have climbed to the second-highest level on record, as shipments from the world’s biggest producer ramp up amid escalating trade tensions.

Red meat exports bring SA R2bn

2016-06-10 07:00

The value of red meat exports from South Africa has risen from R791m in 2013 to R2.14bn last year and the Western Cape aims to boost this figure, says MEC Alan Winde.

New Doha trade agenda faces tough global environment

2016-03-17 14:17

World trade has not recovered from the 2008 global slump and countries are hesitant to open their markets, says the director general of the World Trade Organisation.

Dutch win approval to renew beef exports to US

2016-02-28 18:30

The Netherlands has won US approval to renew exports of beef and veal to the United States, ending a ban imposed almost two decades ago.

Zim imports goods worth $2bn from SA

2016-01-08 19:09

South Africa has remained Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner with trade between the countries amounting to $3.86bn in the 11 months to November 2015, figures show.

Rough seas ahead as SA export market slows

2015-12-08 19:00

The economic slowdown in China and the slump in commodity prices have impacted container trade in South Africa.

Kenya tea firms double pretax profit

2015-11-17 20:00

Kenya's Williamson Tea and Kapchorua Tea say they have more than doubled pretax profit for the six months to September 30, helped by a weaker shilling.

Swiss watch exports slide as China, other Asia demand falls

2015-10-21 09:55

Swiss watch exports have posted the biggest quarterly export drop since 2009 as plummeting sales in Hong Kong and China spread to other Asian markets.


SA export growth beats regional average - WTO

2016-07-21 16:34

Africa’s exports experienced a 30% drop in dollar terms in 2015, but South Africa experienced a less marked decline than the regional average, according to a UN report.

Eskom expects increase in export sales

2016-07-19 15:17

Eskom expects a significant increase in export sales in the near future, according to its chief financial officer.

Oil price stable as Iran plans to boost crude exports

2016-07-11 09:17

Oil markets will remain stable this year even as Iran plans to keep boosting crude exports to regain the market share it lost due to sanctions, says an official.

SA wins Indonesia quarantine fruit export approval

2016-04-14 12:00

South Africa has won quarantine approval to sell more deciduous fruits and nuts to Indonesia, increasing the export potential for its produce, says industry body.

US Exim Bank ready to hear from SMEs

2016-03-04 15:45

The Export Import Bank of the United States is placing an increasing focus on small and medium enterprises, according to chair Fred Hochberg.

Silver lining in rand crash

2016-01-14 06:48

SA firms should boost their competitiveness in the international trade arena by using the battered rand as an advantage, says Dumile Sibindana.

Summit to reassess WTO role in wake of Doha round failure

2015-12-16 14:09

The Nairobi meeting of the World Trade Organisation this week should determine how the body will move forward after years of talks without any major successes.

Strategic growth required in SA wine industry

2015-11-20 06:15

There are renewed attempts to transform SA's wine industry and to make it grow strategically. This promises new investment opportunities.

BMW invests a whopping R6bn in SA

2015-11-16 13:08

BMW Group plans to invest R6bn in its Rosslyn Plant. The investment will allow the plant to produce next generation BMW X3 locally.

Unpacking why SA could lose R23.4bn of US exports

2015-10-01 10:51

South Africa is fighting to retain duty-free access for exports to the US worth as much as R23.4bn a year in a dispute that pits farmers in the two nations against each other.

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