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.

Zim producers call for relaxation of ban on apple, pear imports

2017-10-18 09:40

Zimbabwean fruit and fresh produce suppliers say the government has to relax the import ban on apples and pears. but welcome the ban on products such as vegetables and tomatoes.

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.

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.

SA bans imports from Brazil over rotten meat scandal

2017-03-22 18:10

South Africa has cracked the whip on some meat imports from Brazil following a scandal involving unsafe meat being exported to various countries, which could include SA.

Brazilian meat giants rush to contain scandal

2017-03-21 10:39

Food giants JBS SA and BRF SA have moved swiftly to reassure consumers their meat is safe to eat after finding themselves at the centre of Brazil’s latest corruption probe.

Protectionist policies not enough to save SA poultry

2017-03-13 18:28

Protective measures alone won’t save South Africa's poultry sector from being slaughtered by international competitors, according to industry analysts.

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.

SA approves 1.3m tonnes of GM US maize imports

2017-01-30 18:50

SA has issued permits to allow total imports of 1.3m metric tonnes of genetically modified maize from the US since allowing entry of the grain for the first time in December.

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.


Importers should hedge before mini budget - expert

2017-10-23 13:19

Importers should consider hedging exposure before the mini budget, according to Bianca Botes of corporate treasury management at Peregrine Treasury Solutions.

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.

SA bans chicken imports from Zimbabwe

2017-06-08 14:05

South Africa has immediately suspended all trade in live poultry, meat and table eggs from Zimbabwe over an outbreak of bird flu.

Poultry crisis: What is the actual problem?

2017-03-23 21:02

Conflicting information has emerged from Parliament's public hearings on the state of South Africa's poultry industry.

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.

Brazil meat imports blocked over health scare

2017-03-20 18:52

Chile and China suspended imports of meat from Brazil over a scandal that is threatening the South American country's reputation as the world's biggest beef and poultry-exporting nation.

Chinese imports surge as domestic demand heats up

2017-03-08 09:57

China’s imports have surged from a year earlier with the nation posting a rare trade deficit in February.

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.

Poultry importers cry foul

2017-01-22 06:55

South Africa’s chicken importers believe that they and the cheap cuts they provide to a predominantly black and poor market are being given a raw deal.

DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand

2017-01-13 09:09

In response to Julius Malema's urging for a 50% tariff on poultry imports, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says a committee is examining the industry's challenges.

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