Trade balance gives SA hope about economy - analyst

2017-11-01 07:40

The trade surplus declined from R5.9bn reported in August to R4bn in September, data from the South African Revenue Service revealed.

Locally built heroes: 5 of SA's best car export success stories

2017-09-26 08:04

Locally made, for the world... Here are five South African car export success stories.

Current account deficit widens to 2.1%

2017-06-20 10:00

South Africa’s current account deficit widened to 2.1% of GDP for the first quarter of 2017, says the South African Reserve Bank.

China writes wish list for 'win-win' US trade ties

2017-05-25 10:13

China has drawn up a list of concessions it says can help deliver a 'win-win' trade relationship with the US.

German exports bolster economy as industrial output drops

2017-05-09 09:36

German exports have risen for a third month in March in a sign Europe’s largest economy is benefiting from a pickup in global trade as industrial production dropped.

Trade surplus of R11.44bn shows resilience - analyst

2017-04-28 18:24

SARS trade data reports a trade surplus of R11.44bn in March 2017.

Rallying rand sweet news for Zim exporters

2017-03-24 12:10

The rallying rand has been sweet news for Zimbabwean exporters, whose products will now be more competitive against those from South Africa.

SA current account deficit narrows to 1.7% of GDP

2017-03-22 11:08

Improved dividend receipts, higher commodity prices and improved demand for domestic goods helped reduce the current account deficit, says the Reserve Bank.

China exports surge ahead of trade friction risk

2017-02-10 10:01

China’s overseas shipments have rebounded in January with exports to the US rising, just as it braces for potential trade frictions under Donald Trump’s presidency.

SA records trade deficit for 2016 despite massive Dec surplus

2017-01-31 16:32

Although SA recorded a surprisingly huge trade balance surplus of R12.04bn in December 2016, the year-to-date deficit for the whole of 2016 was R2.92bn, says Sars.


Citrus Black Spot proactive market closure

2017-10-24 13:59

The South African citrus industry has decided to proactively suspend the export of citrus fruit to the EU with immediate effect, but with certain exceptions.

Globalisation thrives in Asia as export revival buoys growth

2017-08-07 09:33

For all the talk of globalisation’s retreat amid the mercantilist rhetoric of Donald Trump, it’s proving to be a very different story in Asia.

Strong growth in container exports for first quarter of 2017

2017-06-15 07:22

South Africa’s container market has shown solid growth in the first quarter of 2017 across both imports and exports, despite ongoing economic uncertainty in the country, says Maersk Line Southern Africa.

Solid maize exports critical for SA farmers

2017-05-21 17:43

South Africa will have to put in place a solid export programme for its expected record harvest for any hope of restoring the maize price.

China’s exports remains resilient as global demand recovers

2017-05-08 11:00

China’s overseas shipments have held up in April amid recovering global demand and as the threat of a trade war with the US dissipated.

China exports jump the most in two years

2017-04-13 09:11

China’s overseas shipments have jumped the most in two years as global demand held up.

Earnings from gold exports contract 25% in 2016

2017-03-23 13:41

Gold exports were up 175% in the fourth quarter of 2016, however exports and earnings for the year had declined.

Trade deficit improves by R9bn - SARS

2017-02-28 15:35

Data from the South African Revenue Service shows the R10bn trade deficit for January 2017 is an improvement of R9bn from the previous year.

Chamber of Mines slams unrepentant UN over erroneous report

2017-02-08 06:03

A report published by the United Nations about mis-invoicing in South Africa’s gold industry contained serious methodological errors and is now being challenged in a new report.

SA accounts for 79% of Zim's import bill

2017-01-20 15:36

Zimbabwe exported goods worth $2.8bn in 2016 against an import bill of $5.2bn, with at least $2.2bn worth of goods exported to South Africa, latest figures show.

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