Brazil beef exports up on China, Russia demand

2014-10-12 15:15

Brazil beef exports have jumped, in part due to rising Russian demand as Moscow turns away from US and European sources in retaliation against sanctions.

Case study highlights Tru-Cape success

2014-08-19 17:14

Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing has grown its turnover by a significant margin and extended its global footprint, shows a case study.

SA citrus future hangs in the balance

2014-05-28 12:26

The European Commission's decision on citrus black spot has ended uncertainty, but the future of the industry hangs in the balance, says an industry body.

German exports slump due to Ukraine

2014-05-09 13:05

German exports have fallen sharply in March, bogged down by slowing global trade and the economic fallout from the Ukraine crisis.

Thailand set to export 87m tons of rice

2014-04-10 13:11

Thailand will export about 8.7 million tons of rice this year, ranking it the second largest exporter after India, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says.

South African trade returns to deficit

2014-03-02 09:51

South Africa turned in a trade deficit in January with a jump in imports, after posting a surplus the month before, official data shows.

SA needs to grow exports - report

2014-02-04 16:01

South Africa needs to grow its export base to boost economic growth and job creation, says a World Bank official.

Bangladesh interrogates arson suspects

2013-12-01 11:06

The Dhaka authorities have launched an investigation into suspected arson at one of the largest garment factories in Bangladesh that produces clothing for Western retailers.

SA citrus imports facing EU ban

2013-11-15 17:57

South African citrus fruit imports are at threat as the European Union is preparing a ban on imports that could be implemented in a matter of weeks, says a source.

SA imports continue to exceed exports

2013-10-23 14:45

Growth in export volumes in the first half of this year was outpaced by continued import growth, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

SA hopes to bolster US exports

2013-09-17 20:05

Discussions with a US delegation relating to increasing agricultural imports have been successful, says Agriculture Deputy Minister Pieter Mulder.

Handling cargo a breeze for Brenda

2013-08-20 12:00

Brenda Magqwaka is currently the only woman terminal manager out of 14 terminals in South Africa. She shares her story.

Egyptian exports start to boom

2013-07-30 19:51

Egypt is in the early stages of an export boom, suggesting its economy could begin to recover if a minimum level of political stability is restored.

SA-EU to focus on imbalance

2013-07-16 18:21

South Africa will push for greater flexibility on agricultural exports to Europe in the upcoming SA-EU summit, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Coal, iron ore exports rise - Transnet

2013-06-27 12:02

State-run logistics group Transnet says it has moved slightly more coal and iron ore for export during its latest financial year.

SA's current account deficit narrows

2013-06-19 11:50

South Africa's current account deficit has narrowed in the first quarter, helped by increased external demand while a weaker rand boosted local exports.

SA discusses trade, investment with EU

2013-06-10 22:55

Trade and investment opportunities in SA and how to improve these under the current global meltdown have come under discussion with the EU.

Germany narrowly scrapes by recession

2013-05-15 15:56

The German economy got off to an unexpectedly weak start this year, as it battled sagging exports and weak investment, official data shows.

Numsa seeks metal export ban

2013-03-07 17:58

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says it will press on with a demand for an outright ban on the export of scrap metal to protect South African production.

French firm in bid to trademark Rooibos

2013-02-22 07:59

A French firm's attempt to trademark Rooibos could have a negative impact on SA's exports of Rooibos products to France, the department of trade and industry says.

SA now China's No 3 iron ore supplier

2013-01-21 09:36

South Africa overtook India to become China's third-biggest iron ore supplier in 2012, while Australia strengthened its dominant position.

Iraq reserves right to sue over oil

2013-01-10 12:50

Iraq has the right to take legal action against oil companies which export crude without dealing with the government, says the state-run oil company.


Strikes bad for SA's economy

2012-11-16 15:45

The ongoing farmworkers strike will seriously hamper exports, experts say. Listen and see the latest pictures.

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Strikes didn't slow car sales

2012-11-02 11:27

Naamsa has released new vehicle sales figures for October 2012 – a month in which more-encouraging performances were reflected despite strikes at various manufacturing plants.


Exports push China's trade surplus to record

2014-09-08 13:00

Chinese exports have risen 9.4% year-on-year to $208.5bn in August, according to government data.

China, Japan manufacturing returns to growth

2014-06-23 10:35

Manufacturing in China has shrugged off months of decline and returned to growth in June as Beijing's targeted stimulus measures supported domestic demand.

Jump in Uganda coffee exports

2014-05-19 13:25

Uganda's coffee exports in April have jumped year-on-year, helped by rising global prices, says a source at the state agency.

No EU ban on citrus imports, says dept

2014-04-30 11:47

The agriculture department has dismissed reports that the EU has proposed dropping a ban on importing South African citrus fruit, saying there is no ban.

SA coal exports jump in March

2014-04-03 19:00

Richards Bay Coal Terminal has exported 6.9 million tonnes of coal in March, compared with 4.5 million tonnes in February, data shows.

China's exports rise in January

2014-02-12 11:54

China's export value rose year-on-year in January, partly inflated by an appreciation of the nation's currency against the dollar.

Wine industry tops previous export record

2014-01-14 17:37

The dramatic rise in wine exports is due to a bumper harvest that allowed SA to fill a gap created by a poor European harvest and the penetration of new markets.

Europe bans SA citrus imports

2013-11-28 14:59

The European Union has banned most imports of South African citrus over fears that a fungal disease found in dozens of shipments could spread.

Car sales still stymied by strikes

2013-11-04 09:43

The South African auto industry strike cut export numbers by 75% in September but a glimmer of hope seemed to peep through in October.

Davies: 'BMW SA staying put'

2013-10-10 07:58

BMW South Africa has lost out on a significant contract to build a new model due to recent strikes in the auto sector, but it doesn't mean its closing shop.

Suspend SA citrus imports - EU group

2013-09-12 22:09

South African citrus fruit imports should be halted because of a highly contagious disease, warns a European farmers' union.

Coal prices rise on strike talks

2013-08-13 15:08

Coal has been trading higher for the first time in six weeks, as unions declared a wage dispute and buyers stocked up ahead of winter.

Egypt unrest hurts Kenyan tea exports

2013-07-29 10:40

Kenya's tea exports to Egypt have fallen as turmoil in the biggest market for the top grade Kenyan product hit sales, traders say.

China exports dip in June

2013-07-11 09:26

China's exports fell 3.1% year-on-year in June with imports also declining, in the latest signs of slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.

Zim posts $529.6m trade deficit with SA

2013-06-25 16:37

Zimbabwe’s trade deficit with South Africa for the four months to April was at $529.6m, official figures have shown.

SA, EU talk citrus exports

2013-06-11 10:52

Citrus exports have been discussed by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and European Commission vice-president Baroness Catherine Ashton.

SA discusses fruit exports to the EU

2013-06-10 17:08

SA's international relations minister is discussing political and trade relations with the EU and one of the questions to be raised is citrus exports.

China pumps $5bn into SA rail upgrades

2013-03-26 15:10

China's Development Bank will lend logistics group Transnet about $5bn for its ageing railways, which transport commodities such as coal and iron ore.

Concern despite ratings negative budget

2013-02-27 21:28

While the Budget Speech does not justify further credit rating cuts, it also will not allay the concerns of ratings agencies sufficiently, an analyst warns.

SA bulk exports plunge

2013-02-12 12:42

South Africa's January bulk exports fell by 12.7% to 11.8-million tons‚ according to data from the Transnet National Ports Authority.

Brazil launches port investment program

2012-12-06 19:30

Brazil launched a $26bn port investment program to reduce the high costs and notorious delays in shipping goods in and out of the country.

SA imports hit Zim manufacturers

2012-11-08 15:45

A survey shows SA tops the list of imported products in competition with local Zimbabwean goods, with China in second position.

Deficit shock: Rand needs to weaken

2012-10-31 21:00

South Africa's year-to-date trade deficit is over seven times that of the same period last year, an indication that the rand needs to weaken, says an economist.

Zim exports to SA exceed imports

2012-10-15 14:26

Zimbabwe now exports more to SA than it is importing, with a $300m trade surplus with the country, according to the Zimbabwe Statistical Office.

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