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 2021/7 - 2021/11

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


Share of USA's2021/7
%
2021/8
%
2021/9
%
2021/10
%
2021/11
%
Export0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Import0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6
Trade in Goods0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5

USA's foreign trade with South Africa, exports to South Africa and imports from South Africa in November 2021


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.

In November South Africa was USA's 33. most important foreign trade partner. Most of the value of trade between the countries consists of the import to USA. Amounting trade to worth of $1.9 billion was 37.4 per cent bigger than in November of the previous year. In November the trade balance with South Africa was $1.1 billion in deficit for United States of America.

The value of imports from South Africa was 40.2 per cent higher than in November of the previous year, thus amounting to $1.5 billion. Major product categories of imports from South Africa were Sitc681 (silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group), representing 46.2 percent of imports, Sitc971 (gold,non-monetary) 22.5 % and Sitc897 (jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares, and other articles of precious or semiprecious materials, n.e.s.) 5.3 % of the imports.

The value of exports to South Africa were 28.2 percent higher than in November of the previous year, thus amounting to $425 million. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc667 (pearls and precious or semiprecious stones, unworked or worked), which represented a share of 7.9 per cent of total exports, Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783) 7.3 % and Sitc335 (residual petroleum products, n.e.s., and related materials) 4.8 % of the exports.

Significant increase in trade in goods in early 2021

During January-November, trade in goods with South Africa has grown faster than USA's trade in goods with the rest of the world. During this year trade in goods between countries was significantly higher than in January-November of the previous year. Growth was as high as 35.8 per cent and the value of the trade increased to $19.4 billion. During January-November the value of imports was $14.3 billion. The export value was $5.1 billion. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the value of imports increased by 39.1 % and the value of exports by 27.3 %. The largest product group in terms of imports has been Sitc681 (silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group), worth $6.9 billion. In export the largest value had Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783), worth being $441 million. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-November remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $9.2 billion. The trade deficit continued to widen compared to the corresponding period in 2020. At that time, the deficit was $6.3 billion.


Table: USA's export to South Africa (ZA) during 2021/7 - 2021/11

2021 / 72021 / 82021 / 92021 / 102021 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 16.5 2.9 20.6 4.8 21.3 4.5 21.3 4.0 16.6 3.9
01. Meat and meat preparations 7.4 1.3 7.5 1.8 10.3 2.2 7.9 1.5 4.6 1.1
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.9 0.2 0.5 0.1
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 0.7 0.1 3.7 0.9 4.3 0.9 1.7 0.3 0.6 0.1
05. Vegetables and fruit 2.3 0.4 1.9 0.4 1.7 0.3 4.6 0.9 6.3 1.5
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 1.7 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.2 1.2 0.2 0.8 0.2
08. Feeding stuff for animals 0.9 0.2 2.1 0.5 0.7 0.2 1.2 0.2 0.8 0.2
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 2.6 0.5 3.6 0.8 2.0 0.4 3.2 0.6 2.3 0.5
1. Beverages and tobacco 3.3 0.6 1.9 0.5 1.2 0.2 2.1 0.4 2.1 0.5
11. Beverages 3.0 0.5 1.9 0.5 1.2 0.2 1.9 0.4 1.7 0.4
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 19.4 3.4 16.9 4.0 20.3 4.3 22.1 4.2 17.3 4.1
24. Cork and wood 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.3 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
25. Pulp and waste paper 7.6 1.4 5.8 1.4 6.6 1.4 11.9 2.2 7.9 1.9
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 3.3 0.6 2.0 0.5 1.3 0.3 2.2 0.4 1.7 0.4
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 5.5 1.0 5.5 1.3 9.8 2.1 4.5 0.8 5.6 1.3
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.2 2.2 0.4 1.1 0.3
3. Mineral fuels etc 83.1 14.7 33.8 7.9 57.3 12.0 56.4 10.7 36.8 8.7
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 0.1 0.0 5.6 1.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 15.8 3.7
33. Petroleum and products 36.8 6.5 28.2 6.6 15.9 3.3 22.0 4.2 21.0 4.9
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 46.2 8.2 00 41.1 8.6 34.3 6.5 00
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 9.5 1.8 0.2 0.0
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.4 1.8 00
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 69.7 12.4 82.6 19.4 63.9 13.4 58.9 11.1 52.0 12.2
51. Organic chemicals 8.0 1.4 4.4 1.0 5.5 1.2 6.0 1.1 3.9 0.9
52. Inorganic chemicals 5.1 0.9 1.6 0.4 6.9 1.5 2.4 0.4 6.3 1.5
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 1.2 0.2 0.9 0.2 1.7 0.4 1.3 0.2 1.1 0.3
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 18.6 3.3 39.9 9.4 9.8 2.1 12.7 2.4 10.4 2.4
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 10.0 1.8 9.0 2.1 7.6 1.6 9.9 1.9 7.4 1.7
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 0.8 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.1
57. Plastics in primary forms 6.0 1.1 4.7 1.1 11.0 2.3 6.4 1.2 4.5 1.1
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 3.3 0.6 3.5 0.8 3.4 0.7 3.1 0.6 2.7 0.6
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 16.7 3.0 18.0 4.2 17.4 3.6 16.9 3.2 15.3 3.6
6. Basic manufactures 98.9 17.5 64.8 15.2 36.1 7.6 107.3 20.3 62.3 14.6
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 7.0 1.2 6.9 1.6 9.2 1.9 5.9 1.1 6.3 1.5
63. Wood and cork manufactures 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.0
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 4.0 0.7 2.3 0.5 2.8 0.6 9.9 1.9 2.3 0.5
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1.2 0.2 1.8 0.4 0.8 0.2 1.1 0.2 0.7 0.2
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 24.5 4.3 18.9 4.4 14.5 3.0 35.7 6.7 40.3 9.5
67. Iron and steel 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 1.4 0.3 0.3 0.1
68. Non-ferrous metals 50.7 9.0 25.6 6.0 0.4 0.1 42.8 8.1 0.8 0.2
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 10.5 1.9 8.4 2.0 8.1 1.7 10.1 1.9 11.4 2.7
7. Machinery,transport equipment 222.1 39.4 162.1 38.0 224.3 47.0 202.4 38.3 189.9 44.6
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 6.4 1.1 9.2 2.2 7.6 1.6 9.0 1.7 10.0 2.4
72. Machinery for specialized industries 63.3 11.2 23.1 5.4 39.4 8.3 32.6 6.2 25.1 5.9
73. Metal working machinery 1.1 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.9 0.2 1.6 0.3 1.5 0.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 32.8 5.8 30.3 7.1 30.2 6.3 38.0 7.2 37.2 8.7
75. Office machines and adp machines 8.3 1.5 7.3 1.7 10.2 2.1 8.4 1.6 6.6 1.6
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 9.6 1.7 12.1 2.8 14.2 3.0 12.6 2.4 19.5 4.6
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 19.2 3.4 19.4 4.5 20.3 4.3 21.0 4.0 17.9 4.2
78. Road vehicles 69.8 12.4 43.3 10.2 70.9 14.9 44.0 8.3 51.9 12.2
79. Other transport equipment 11.6 2.1 16.0 3.7 30.7 6.4 35.1 6.6 20.1 4.7
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27.6 4.9 26.9 6.3 32.7 6.8 27.2 5.2 31.5 7.4
83. Travel goods,handbags and sim.containers 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 16.6 2.9 15.8 3.7 20.3 4.3 15.8 3.0 18.4 4.3
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.6 0.1
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 10.1 1.8 9.4 2.2 11.1 2.3 9.7 1.8 11.8 2.8
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 23.4 4.2 16.8 3.9 19.7 4.1 21.5 4.1 16.7 3.9
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.3 0.3 1.9 0.4 0.9 0.2
99. (USA Sitc) Estimate of non-canadian low value shipments; compiled low value shipments to canada; and various export shipments not identified by kind 23.1 4.1 16.4 3.9 18.5 3.9 19.6 3.7 15.8 3.7
0-9. All groups combined 564.3 100.0 426.6 100.0 476.9 100.0 528.7 100.0 425.4 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from South Africa (ZA) to USA during 2021/7 - 2021/11

2021 / 72021 / 82021 / 92021 / 102021 / 11
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 52.0 3.5 45.3 4.0 52.0 4.7 43.0 3.2 40.6 2.7
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 1.9 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.3 0.1 1.0 0.1
03. Fish and fish preparations 4.1 0.3 5.6 0.5 4.2 0.4 6.2 0.5 4.4 0.3
05. Vegetables and fruit 42.5 2.9 36.1 3.2 41.0 3.7 32.4 2.4 14.2 0.9
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 3.4 0.3 0.9 0.1 18.0 1.2
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 0.7 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.9 0.1
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 1.8 0.1 0.6 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.7 0.1
1. Beverages and tobacco 8.0 0.5 6.2 0.5 5.4 0.5 6.5 0.5 7.4 0.5
11. Beverages 8.0 0.5 6.2 0.5 5.4 0.5 6.5 0.5 7.1 0.5
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 46.7 3.2 20.9 1.8 16.5 1.5 17.5 1.3 41.6 2.8
25. Pulp and waste paper 2.2 0.1 1.3 0.1 00 0.2 0.0 00
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 1.6 0.1 6.4 0.6 0.7 0.1 1.7 0.1 7.9 0.5
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 40.1 2.7 10.4 0.9 13.4 1.2 10.4 0.8 30.7 2.0
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 2.6 0.2 2.7 0.2 2.2 0.2 4.9 0.4 2.8 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 5.4 0.4 7.0 0.6 5.0 0.5 6.7 0.5 7.9 0.5
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 2.6 0.2 00
33. Petroleum and products 4.2 0.3 6.9 0.6 4.8 0.4 4.2 0.3 7.2 0.5
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 00 00 00 00 0.7 0.0
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 112.6 7.6 113.6 9.9 85.2 7.7 68.2 5.1 59.0 3.9
51. Organic chemicals 15.2 1.0 33.2 2.9 27.7 2.5 39.6 2.9 29.7 2.0
52. Inorganic chemicals 6.3 0.4 11.3 1.0 16.5 1.5 14.8 1.1 11.6 0.8
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 2.1 0.1 1.7 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 1.0 0.1 2.1 0.2 1.6 0.1 3.0 0.2 2.4 0.2
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 7.3 0.5 3.9 0.3 6.5 0.6 3.1 0.2 6.2 0.4
56. Fertilizers,manufactured 0.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 00 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
57. Plastics in primary forms 4.9 0.3 4.2 0.4 3.4 0.3 1.3 0.1 2.0 0.1
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.0
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 74.4 5.1 57.1 5.0 28.5 2.6 5.3 0.4 5.4 0.4
6. Basic manufactures 816.5 55.5 790.6 69.0 809.1 73.2 981.3 72.9 840.0 55.7
61. Leather,dressed fur,etc. 1.7 0.1 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.1 2.0 0.2 1.0 0.1
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 2.0 0.1 2.0 0.2 3.2 0.3 1.6 0.1 3.3 0.2
63. Wood and cork manufactures 1.6 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.2 0.1
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 2.0 0.1 1.5 0.1 1.4 0.1 2.2 0.2 2.1 0.1
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 118.9 8.1 67.9 5.9 113.3 10.3 63.7 4.7 68.4 4.5
67. Iron and steel 77.2 5.2 51.2 4.5 47.1 4.3 105.2 7.8 10.5 0.7
68. Non-ferrous metals 605.5 41.1 661.8 57.8 634.5 57.4 801.1 59.6 749.2 49.7
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 7.5 0.5 4.5 0.4 7.5 0.7 3.7 0.3 4.3 0.3
7. Machinery,transport equipment 338.0 23.0 87.4 7.6 55.3 5.0 55.6 4.1 57.6 3.8
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 8.2 0.6 5.4 0.5 7.1 0.6 6.7 0.5 5.1 0.3
72. Machinery for specialized industries 2.6 0.2 2.8 0.2 2.0 0.2 5.2 0.4 4.6 0.3
73. Metal working machinery 1.5 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1 2.3 0.2 0.9 0.1
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 37.4 2.5 50.3 4.4 28.3 2.6 11.7 0.9 16.5 1.1
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 1.4 0.1 2.1 0.2 0.9 0.1 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.1
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 2.8 0.2 2.1 0.2 3.4 0.3 4.9 0.4 3.6 0.2
78. Road vehicles 281.7 19.1 10.2 0.9 8.0 0.7 7.5 0.6 22.6 1.5
79. Other transport equipment 1.9 0.1 13.0 1.1 4.5 0.4 16.4 1.2 2.2 0.1
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 74.6 5.1 48.0 4.2 66.6 6.0 72.9 5.4 95.6 6.3
82. Furniture and parts thereof 1.7 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 1.5 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.1 1.4 0.1
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 2.9 0.2 1.8 0.2 2.7 0.2 2.1 0.2 2.2 0.1
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 68.2 4.6 43.8 3.8 62.1 5.6 68.4 5.1 90.5 6.0
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 18.2 1.2 26.0 2.3 9.5 0.9 93.4 6.9 356.9 23.7
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 10.7 0.7 19.7 1.7 4.4 0.4 7.4 0.5 7.4 0.5
97. Gold,non-monetary 00 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 74.2 5.5 338.5 22.5
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 1.6 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.6 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.5 0.1
0-9. All groups combined 1,472.1 100.0 1,145.1 100.0 1,104.7 100.0 1,345.2 100.0 1,506.7 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

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