Trade data changes: Window-dressing?

2013-11-15 20:13

Surprise tweaks to the trade and budget numbers have sprinkled hope on a grim economic outlook, but the timing of the alterations has raised eyebrows.

SA trade deficit over R18bn

2013-10-31 19:43

SA recorded a trade deficit of R18.94bn for September, Sars says.

SA's trade deficit widens to R19bn

2013-09-30 15:19

The trade shortfall has unexpectedly widened to R19.05bn in August, the biggest gap in seven months, the South African Revenue Service says.

SA's trade gap shrinks to R7.71bn

2013-07-31 14:53

South Africa's trade deficit has narrowed to R7.71bn in June from R11.03bn in May, according to data from the South African Revenue Service.

R11bn trade deficit for May - Sars

2013-06-28 18:16

The Revenue Service says the trade deficit in May was R11.03bn, attributable to fewer imports of, among others, machinery and mineral products.

SA's trade deficit balloons

2013-05-31 16:29

The trade deficit has widened to R15.02bn in April from R7.77bn in March, beating an expected trade shortfall of R9.5bn.

Trade shortfall narrows to R7.77bn

2013-04-30 15:15

South Africa’s trade balance recorded a lower than expected deficit of R7.77bn in March from R9.52bn in February, according to Sars data.

US trade deficit shrinks to $43bn

2013-04-05 15:47

The US trade deficit edged lower in February following a large 16.7% deficit increase in January, government data shows.

January trade deficit at record

2013-03-01 08:55

South Africa's trade deficit widened to a record in January as imports of machinery, electrical appliances and mineral products soared, the SA Revenue Service says.

Trade deficit narrows to R2.7bn

2013-01-31 14:40

South Africa edged further away from recent record trade deficits in December, due to a 16% drop in imports.

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.

Trade gap widens as mine exports fall

2012-10-31 14:41

South Africa's trade deficit widened to R13.8bn in September after a R12.2bn shortfall in August as mining exports fell, the SA Revenue Service says.

SA's trade deficit rises

2012-08-31 18:03

South Africa's trade deficit for July 2012 increased by R1bn to R6.7bn, says the SA Revenue Service

Spain cuts official trade deficit

2012-08-16 16:33

Spain further reduced its trade deficit in June compared to a year earlier, official data has showed.

SA's trade deficit narrows

2012-06-29 14:33

South Africa's trade deficit narrowed to R8.9bn in May from a R9.9bn shortfall in April, the South African Revenue Service says.

SA's trade account deficit narrows

2012-03-30 14:16

The shortfall in SA's trade account deficit almost halved to R7.5bn, says the SA Revenue Service.

Japan in first trade deficit since 1980

2012-01-25 12:08

Japan's first trade deficit in more than 30 years calls into question how much longer it can rely on exports to finance massive public debt.

SA's trade account stays in deficit

2011-09-30 15:13

SA's trade account recorded a shortfall of R3.7bn, says the South African Revenue Service.

Deficit narrows

2011-07-14 00:00

The trade deficit narrowed in May – another sign South Africa’s trade performance is currently no cause for concern. The figures augur well for the current account deficit in the second quarter.

SA seals China solar deal

2010-11-17 18:38

SA has signed a deal with Chinese firm Yingli Solar for the building of a local manufacturing plant.


Trade deficit slashed on data adjustment

2013-11-15 08:38

SA has cut its 2012 trade deficit to about a third of the previous figure - but this could be aimed at deflecting SA's 'fragile' status, says an economist.

Strikes hit SA exports

2013-09-30 16:01

SA's trade gap with the rest of the world has widened by one third to R19.05bn in August as exports decreased by 7.6% amid ongoing strikes, official data shows.

SA's trade deficit at R14bn

2013-08-30 16:47

The SA Revenue Service says it has recorded a trade deficit of R14bn for July.

Mauritius trade deficit narrows

2013-07-23 09:12

Mauritius' trade deficit narrowed 20.6% in May to 5.27bn rupees on the back of lower import costs, data shows.

Japan trade deficit hits $8.6bn in April

2013-05-22 08:07

Japan's trade deficit expanded a worse-than-expected 70% on year to $8.6bn in April, government data showed, as a weaker yen made imports costlier.

Trade deficit narrows in February

2013-03-28 16:32

The trade deficit narrowed to R9.52bn in February from a deficit of R24.5bn in January, according to the SA Revenue Service.

US trade deficit narrows sharply

2013-02-08 15:58

The US trade deficit shrank in December to its narrowest in nearly three years, suggesting the economy did much better in the fourth quarter.

November trade gap narrows

2012-12-28 15:10

The trade deficit narrowed to R7.94bn in November from R21.2bn in October due to lower imports and increased exports of mineral products.

SA exports sink after mining strikes

2012-10-31 17:05

South Africa's trade deficit widened sharply in September on a big fall in the export of metals and other mining products, says the SA Revenue Service.

Trade deficit widens to R12.2bn

2012-09-28 14:54

South Africa's trade deficit expanded to R12.2bn in August after a R6.7bn shortfall in July, according to the SA Revenue Service.

SA's trade deficit swells

2012-05-31 14:10

South Africa's trade deficit has widened to R9.9bn in April from a R5.5bn shortfall in March, the South African Revenue Service says.

SA's trade account deficit narrows

2012-04-30 14:32

SA recorded a trade deficit of R5.5bn for its trade with non-Southern African Customs Union trading partners in March.

SA's trade account in R13.5bn deficit

2012-02-29 14:16

South Africa's trade account recorded a R13.5bn deficit in January compared with a surplus of R4.7bn in December, says the South African Revenue Service.

SA's trade deficit shrinks in July

2011-08-31 14:48

Trade statistics for July showed a deficit of R3.9bn compared to a R4.9bn surplus in June, according to the SA Revenue Service.

SA's trade deficit narrows

2011-06-30 14:41

Higher exports helped to reduce South Africa's trade deficit in May to R1bn.

Consumer demand pushes SA into deficit

2010-11-30 15:04

A swing back into deficit of SA's trade account reflects a rise in consumer demand ahead of the festive season.

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