SA can't be 'trust fund kid' living solely off mineral resources - Patel

2017-10-24 06:00

South Africa’s can’t be a "trust fund kid" living off its mineral resources but not developing new skills, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel told a group of entrepreneurs on Monday.

Sharp drop in trade deficit

2016-03-31 16:32

SA's trade deficit decreased to R1.07bn in February, falling significantly from its revised January deficit of R17.96bn, the SA Revenue Service has announced.

Goods trade deficit in US widens to $61.5bn

2016-01-29 17:45

America’s merchandise trade deficit has widened to $61.5bn in December from $60.3bn the prior month, advanced data issued by the Commerce Department shows.

US trade deficit widens by most in five months

2015-10-06 15:30

The US trade deficit has widened in August by the most in five months as imports picked up and weaker overseas growth limited sales to customers abroad.

February trade deficit narrows to R8.48bn

2015-03-31 15:18

South Africa's trade deficit has narrowed to R8.48bn in February after a substantial rise in exports, data from the South African Revenue Services shows.

Trade deficit narrows sharply to R5.7bn

2014-12-30 14:53

The deficit on South Africa's trade account has narrowed strongly to R5.7bn in November from a revised R21.63bn shortfall in October, according to Sars data.

Trade deficit soars in August

2014-09-30 15:09

South Africa's trade deficit has more than doubled to R16.3bn in August, from a revised R6.82bn shortfall in July.

Gold imports drive up India's trade deficit

2014-07-16 10:02

India's trade deficit has jumped to $11.76bn in June from $11.23bn in May, boosted by a 65% annual rise in gold imports, according to government data.

Rand weaker after trade deficit widens

2014-05-30 18:59

The rand has fallen against the dollar, hitting its weakest level in a month, after central bank data showed a wider-than-expected trade deficit.

Mauritius trade deficit narrows

2014-05-28 15:55

Mauritius' trade deficit has narrowed by 18.1% in the first quarter of 2014 from a year earlier on the back of lower imports, official data shows.


US trade deficit widens as Olympics drive imports higher

2016-10-05 16:00

The US trade deficit unexpectedly widened,, as higher imports of capital goods and record purchases of services from abroad overshadowed a gain in exports.

SA records 20% lower trade deficit than in 2015

2016-02-29 15:17

A 10.8% increase in imports and a 21% decrease in exports resulted in South Africa recording a trade deficit of R25.49bn in January, SARS has announced.

Dramatic drop in SA's trade deficit

2015-10-30 16:47

There's more good news for South Africa, as its trade deficit fell to R890m in September from a R10.14bn deficit in August, data from the South African Revenue Service shows.

SA records R2.5bn trade deficit

2015-05-29 16:23

Southern Africa has recorded a trade deficit of R2.51bn in April, data shows.

SA exports widen Zim trade deficit

2015-01-07 10:20

South African exports are flooding Zimbabwe, driving up its import bill to $5.8bn with the trade deficit widening to $3bn, says the country’s statistics agency.

Trade deficit narrows

2014-10-31 16:00

The shortfall on SA's trade account has narrowed sharply in September, as the import bill nearly matched that of exports, data from Sarb shows.

Trade deficit narrows sharply

2014-07-31 15:28

SA's trade deficit has narrowed more than expected in June from a revised R7.44bn shortfall in May, statistics show.

Trade deficit narrows to R6.57bn

2014-06-30 14:41

The country's trade deficit has narrowed more than expected to R6.57bn in May, from a R13.03bn shortfall in April, according to the South African Revenue Service.

SA's trade deficit widens to R13bn

2014-05-30 15:09

South Africa's April trade deficit widened to R13.03bn from R11.39bn in March, according to data from the South African Revenue Service.

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.

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