Trade in goods with USA SITC (Standard International Trade Classification)
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South Africa trade flows with USA by SITC*) product sections during 2020/4 - 2020/8

*) Standard International Trade Classification (classification system is maintained by the United Nations)


Share of USA's2020/4
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2020/5
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2020/6
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2020/7
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2020/8
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Export0.40.30.20.30.3
Import0.60.70.40.60.6
Trade in Goods0.50.60.40.50.5

USA's foreign trade with South Africa, exports to South Africa and imports from South Africa in August 2020


The text of the following analysis is produced by a computer program. The program is a test version and its rule base at this stage is still quite limited.

Trade with South Africa represented in August of 2020, 0.5 per cent share of USA's foreign trade in goods, 0.3% of USA's exports and 0.6% of imports. In August South Africa was USA's 30. largest foreign trade partner. Decrease from the previous month was 3 places. Most of the value of trade between the countries consists of the import to USA. Amounting trade to worth of $1.6 billion was 39.3 per cent bigger than in August of the previous year. In August the trade balance with South Africa was $806 million in deficit for United States of America.

The value of imports from South Africa was 71.2 per cent higher than in August of the previous year, thus amounting to $1.2 billion. Major product categories of imports from South Africa were Sitc681 (silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group), representing 42.1 percent of imports, Sitc897 (jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, and other articles of precious or semiprecious materials, n.e.s.) 19.8 % and Sitc971 (gold,non-monetary) 5.6 % of the imports.

The value of exports to South Africa declined by 10.6 per cent compared to in August of the previous year, thus amounting to $402 million in August 2020. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc342 (liquefied propane and butane), which represented a share of 8.9 per cent of total exports, Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783) 8.3 % and Sitc713 (internal combustion piston engines and parts thereof, n.e.s.) 4.7 % of the exports.

Development during January-August 2020

During January-August, the value of goods between the two countries rose to $10.4 billion. Growth compared to the corresponding period of the previous year was 19.8 percent. During January-August the value of imports was $7.5 billion. The export value was $2.9 billion. Compared to the corresponding period in 2019, the value of imports during this period increased by 48.4 %. The largest value in imports was in Sitc681 (silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group), worth $2.3 billion. In export the largest value had Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783), worth being $209 million. The value of exports during this period decreased by 19.7 %. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-August remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $4.6 billion. The trade deficit continued to widen compared to the corresponding period in 2019. At that time, the deficit was $1.4 billion.


Table: USA's export to South Africa (ZA) during 2020/4 - 2020/8

2020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 72020 / 8
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 14.4 3.6 28.1 10.0 14.7 6.2 11.10 3.6 37.6 9.3
01. Meat and meat preparations 3.7 0.9 6.7 2.3 4.3 1.8 2.10 0.9 8.1 2.0
03. Fish and fish preparations 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 0.7 0.3 1.4 0.4 0.9 0.2
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 2.7 0.7 11.5 4.1 0.5 0.2 1.4 0.4 3.2 0.8
05. Vegetables and fruit 2.3 0.6 1.9 0.7 2.4 1.0 2.3 0.7 13.1 3.3
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.8 0.2
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.1
08. Feeding stuff for animals 1.2 0.3 4.8 1.7 4.7 2.0 0.10 0.3 8.2 2.0
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 3.5 0.9 2.3 0.8 2.0 0.8 2.0 0.6 2.9 0.7
1. Beverages and tobacco 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.2 1.5 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.10 0.2
11. Beverages 1.4 0.3 0.6 0.2 1.3 0.5 1.1 0.3 0.9 0.2
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 6.4 1.6 8.5 3.0 5.4 2.3 7.2 2.1 7.2 1.8
24. Cork and wood 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.2
25. Pulp and waste paper 3.6 0.9 2.9 1.0 2.5 1.0 3.2 0.9 2.10 0.7
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 1.1 0.3 1.10 0.7 0.9 0.3 1.9 0.6 1.4 0.3
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 0.5 0.1 2.7 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.5 0.4
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.2 1.8 0.7 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 147.6 36.8 14.9 5.3 11.6 4.9 33.5 10.1 56.5 14.0
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 0.1 0.0 6.5 2.3 0.2 0.1 9.8 2.9 0 0.0
33. Petroleum and products 136.5 34.1 3.8 1.3 4.5 1.9 22.0 6.6 20.9 5.2
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 11.1 2.7 4.7 1.7 6.9 2.9 1.7 0.5 35.7 8.9
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 0.1 0.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 60.10 15.2 61.5 21.9 57.9 24.4 58.2 17.6 64.7 16.1
51. Organic chemicals 5.5 1.4 7.4 2.6 4.2 1.7 5.10 1.8 4.8 1.2
52. Inorganic chemicals 6.2 1.5 1.1 0.4 1.1 0.4 1.4 0.4 1.3 0.3
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.2 1.5 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.2
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 13.5 3.4 10.4 3.7 16.6 7.0 11.7 3.5 6.4 1.6
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 8.7 2.2 3.7 1.3 4.5 1.9 6.5 2.0 11.2 2.8
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.1
57. Plastics in primary forms 7.6 1.9 8.4 3.0 13.2 5.6 8.0 2.4 17.4 4.3
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 2.8 0.7 1.2 0.4 1.2 0.5 2.6 0.8 2.2 0.5
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 15.9 4.0 28.9 10.3 15.7 6.6 21.1 6.3 20.8 5.1
6. Basic manufactures 32.1 8.0 32.6 11.6 19.2 8.1 40.9 12.3 45.5 11.3
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 5.2 1.3 7.9 2.8 4.2 1.8 7.7 2.3 10.6 2.6
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 4.3 1.1 3.4 1.2 0.9 0.4 4.5 1.3 2.5 0.6
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.9 0.3 1.1 0.3 0.9 0.2
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 4.3 1.1 3.1 1.1 8.4 3.5 10.5 3.2 9.4 2.3
67. Iron and steel 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.1
68. Non-ferrous metals 12.9 3.2 12.6 4.5 0.5 0.2 8.9 2.7 13.1 3.2
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 3.8 0.9 5.1 1.8 3.9 1.6 7.2 2.2 8.8 2.2
7. Machinery,transport equipment 102.10 25.7 97.1 34.6 98.3 41.5 141.3 42.6 145.2 36.1
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 8.7 2.2 4.10 1.7 5.4 2.3 5.8 1.7 21.5 5.3
72. Machinery for specialized industries 22.3 5.6 21.10 7.8 26.5 11.2 34.8 10.5 26.5 6.6
73. Metal working machinery 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 1.2 0.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 21.8 5.4 25.2 9.0 16.6 7.0 26.3 7.9 23.8 5.9
75. Office machines and adp machines 9.9 2.5 4.3 1.5 6.4 2.7 10.9 3.3 6.9 1.7
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 4.4 1.1 10.6 3.8 7.3 3.1 7.8 2.3 5.5 1.4
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 7.6 1.9 9.5 3.4 10.6 4.5 14.5 4.4 17.2 4.3
78. Road vehicles 26.5 6.6 15.7 5.6 13.4 5.6 36.2 10.9 36.8 9.1
79. Other transport equipment 1.5 0.4 4.9 1.7 12.0 5.1 5.1 1.5 6.3 1.5
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17.7 4.4 25.1 8.9 17.5 7.4 22.3 6.7 28.1 7.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 11.2 2.8 12.9 4.6 11.1 4.7 12.9 3.9 16.5 4.1
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.1
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 5.10 1.5 11.3 4.0 5.0 2.1 8.6 2.6 10.0 2.5
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 17.8 4.4 12.1 4.3 10.9 4.6 14.7 4.4 16.10 4.2
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.1 1.2 0.5 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.1
99. (USA Sitc) Estimate of non-canadian low value shipments; compiled low value shipments to canada; and various export shipments not identified by kind 17.6 4.4 11.7 4.2 9.8 4.1 13.6 4.1 16.5 4.1
0-9. All groups combined 400.9 100.0 281.1 100.0 236.8 100.0 331.4 100.0 402.5 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from South Africa (ZA) to USA during 2020/4 - 2020/8

2020 / 42020 / 52020 / 62020 / 72020 / 8
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 19.3 2.0 12.6 1.1 15.6 2.0 43.4 3.7 56.6 4.7
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 0.9 0.1 1.9 0.2 0.8 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.3 0.2
03. Fish and fish preparations 4.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 2.0 0.2 2.9 0.2 3.9 0.3
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.0
05. Vegetables and fruit 12.8 1.3 8.7 0.7 11.6 1.5 36.9 3.1 38.3 3.2
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 9.7 0.8
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.1
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 1.0 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.8 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
1. Beverages and tobacco 4.8 0.5 3.3 0.3 1.5 0.2 4.5 0.4 5.2 0.4
11. Beverages 4.8 0.5 3.3 0.3 1.5 0.2 4.5 0.4 5.2 0.4
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 50.1 5.3 38.5 3.3 26.3 3.3 6.5 0.6 77.2 6.4
25. Pulp and waste paper 1.5 0.1 3.5 0.3 2.1 0.3 1.6 0.1 1.4 0.1
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 3.8 0.4 6.3 0.5 1.5 0.2 1.3 0.1 5.2 0.4
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 44.0 4.6 28.2 2.4 21.4 2.7 1.6 0.1 67.9 5.6
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.0 1.4 0.2 1.8 0.1 2.7 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 3.9 0.4 5.3 0.4 3.9 0.5 5.7 0.5 7.1 0.6
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.9 0.1
33. Petroleum and products 2.4 0.3 5.2 0.4 3.9 0.5 5.6 0.5 6.2 0.5
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 40.8 4.3 40.1 3.4 47.1 5.9 49.5 4.2 74.4 6.2
51. Organic chemicals 21.5 2.3 22.1 1.9 27.9 3.5 25.7 2.2 30.6 2.5
52. Inorganic chemicals 10.6 1.1 7.7 0.7 8.6 1.1 8.1 0.7 24.7 2.0
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 1.8 0.2 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.10 0.2
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 2.2 0.2 3.4 0.3 3.1 0.4 3.0 0.3 5.5 0.5
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 2.1 0.2 1.6 0.1 4.0 0.5 6.4 0.5 4.6 0.4
57. Plastics in primary forms 0.3 0.0 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.7 0.1 5.2 0.4
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 2.0 0.2 3.3 0.3 2.0 0.3 3.5 0.3 1.8 0.1
6. Basic manufactures 121.1 12.7 232.2 19.7 281.4 35.5 365.9 31.3 602.4 49.8
61. Leather,dressed fur,etc. 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 1.6 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.10 0.1 1.7 0.1
63. Wood and cork manufactures 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.10 0.1
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1.2 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.0 0.1
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 2.8 0.3 10.9 0.9 16.6 2.1 14.9 1.3 47.6 3.9
67. Iron and steel 14.5 1.5 33.4 2.8 35.9 4.5 7.2 0.6 10.9 0.9
68. Non-ferrous metals 97.6 10.3 185.10 15.8 226.3 28.5 335.8 28.7 537.7 44.5
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 2.8 0.3 1.1 0.1 1.3 0.2 3.7 0.3 2.8 0.2
7. Machinery,transport equipment 111.8 11.8 85.7 7.3 27.6 3.5 102.7 8.8 58.2 4.8
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 5.3 0.6 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.0 2.6 0.2 4.5 0.4
72. Machinery for specialized industries 4.6 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.2 0.1 2.3 0.2 1.3 0.1
73. Metal working machinery 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.4 0.1 1.1 0.1
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 21.8 2.3 8.3 0.7 4.2 0.5 7.1 0.6 24.2 2.0
75. Office machines and adp machines 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 0.6 0.1 1.1 0.1 2.8 0.4 2.3 0.2 2.8 0.2
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.7 0.2 2.5 0.2 2.5 0.2
78. Road vehicles 75.3 7.9 72.4 6.2 1.4 0.2 82.7 7.1 13.5 1.1
79. Other transport equipment 2.5 0.3 1.4 0.1 15.3 1.9 1.7 0.1 8.5 0.7
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 258.9 27.2 195.9 16.7 113.3 14.3 428.3 36.6 250.8 20.7
82. Furniture and parts thereof 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 1.2 0.1 0.10 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.10 0.1
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 1.5 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.1 1.8 0.1
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 256.8 27.0 194.1 16.5 110.6 13.9 424.4 36.3 246.10 20.4
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 340.9 35.8 563.1 47.9 277.1 34.9 163.9 14.0 77.2 6.4
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 3.1 0.3 2.7 0.2 2.2 0.3 3.6 0.3 5.0 0.4
97. Gold,non-monetary 336.3 35.3 541.2 46.0 248.6 31.3 145.1 12.4 68.1 5.6
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 0.10 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1
0-9. All groups combined 951.4 100.0 1,176.5 100.0 793.5 100.0 1,170.1 100.0 1,209.0 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Year level (Sitc)

Year 2020 January - August (Sitc)

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