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 2020/12 - 2021/4

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


Share of USA's2020/12
%
2021/1
%
2021/2
%
2021/3
%
2021/4
%
Export0.30.30.30.30.3
Import0.50.40.50.60.7
Trade in Goods0.40.40.40.50.5

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


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South Africa's share of USA's foreign trade in goods in April 2021 represented a share of 0.5 per cent. Share of USA's that month's exports was 0.3% and 0.7% of imports. In April South Africa was USA's 30. largest foreign trade partner. Decrease from the previous month was 2 places. Most of the value of trade between the countries consists of the import to USA. Amounting trade to worth of $1.9 billion was 48.4 per cent bigger than in April of the previous year. In April 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 60.2 per cent higher than in April of the previous year, thus amounting to $1.5 billion. More than half of the value of imports was in Sitc681 (silver, platinum and other metals of the platinum group) representing a share of 58.0 per cent. Other major categories of imports were Sitc598 (miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s.), 6.8 per cent of imports and Sitc781 (motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars) 6.6 %.

The value of exports to South Africa were 15.5 percent higher than in April of the previous year, thus amounting to $393 million. The largest product groups of exports were: Sitc784 (parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783), which represented a share of 10.0 per cent of total exports, Sitc342 (liquefied propane and butane) 6.1 % and Sitc667 (pearls and precious or semiprecious stones, unworked or worked) 4.0 % of the exports.

Development during January-April 2021

During January-April, 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-April of the previous year. Growth was as high as 34.5376977864754 per cent and the value of the trade increased to $6.4 billion. During January-April the value of imports was $4.7 billion. The export value was $1.7 billion. Compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the value of imports increased by 49.9% and the value of exports by 4.2%. The largest product group in terms of imports has been 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 $173 million. From USA's point of view, the trade balance between the countries in January-April remained in deficit. The trade deficit was $3.1 billion. The trade deficit continued to widen compared to the corresponding period in 2020. At that time, the deficit was $1.6 billion.


Table: USA's export to South Africa (ZA) during 2020/12 - 2021/4

2020 / 122021 / 12021 / 22021 / 32021 / 4
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 14.5 3.8 11.5 2.9 18.7 4.9 21.6 4.2 25.2 6.4
01. Meat and meat preparations 3.8 1.0 4.10 1.3 8.1 2.1 8.6 1.7 7.4 1.9
03. Fish and fish preparations 0.3 0.1 0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.0
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.1 3.2 0.8 1.7 0.3 7.5 1.9
05. Vegetables and fruit 3.6 0.9 1.8 0.4 2.4 0.6 1.8 0.3 3.3 0.8
06. Sugars,sugar preparations and honey 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.8 0.2
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.6 0.1
08. Feeding stuff for animals 1.3 0.3 0.8 0.2 1.8 0.5 3.9 0.8 2.1 0.5
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 2.8 0.7 3.0 0.8 2.1 0.6 3.6 0.7 3.5 0.9
1. Beverages and tobacco 1.6 0.4 2.6 0.6 1.3 0.3 1.8 0.3 1.0 0.2
11. Beverages 1.1 0.3 2.6 0.6 1.1 0.3 1.6 0.3 0.8 0.2
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 33.3 8.8 10.0 2.6 8.8 2.3 22.0 4.3 12.0 3.0
22. Oil seeds,oleaginous fruits 25.2 6.7 0 0.0 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
24. Cork and wood 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.6 0.1
25. Pulp and waste paper 2.1 0.5 3.2 0.8 2.4 0.6 6.4 1.2 4.6 1.2
26. Textile fibres and their wastes 1.8 0.5 1.9 0.5 1.3 0.3 1.6 0.3 0.6 0.1
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 0.5 0.1 3.8 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.7 0.2
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 2.6 0.7 10.5 2.1 4.7 1.2
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.10 0.2 1.9 0.4 0.8 0.2
3. Mineral fuels etc 21.4 5.7 15.3 3.9 21.9 5.8 23.8 4.7 45.2 11.5
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 12.1 3.2 10.9 2.8 0 0.0 5.1 1.0 12.10 3.3
33. Petroleum and products 9.4 2.5 4.4 1.1 10.8 2.8 18.7 3.7 8.1 2.1
34. Gas,natural and manufactured 0 0.0 0 0.0 11.2 3.0 0 0.0 24.2 6.1
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.2
42. Fixed vegetable fats and oils 0.1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.2
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 65.4 17.3 63.2 16.2 64.9 17.2 62.3 12.2 60.7 15.4
51. Organic chemicals 6.2 1.6 4.10 1.3 5.8 1.5 6.4 1.3 3.10 1.0
52. Inorganic chemicals 3.2 0.8 1.2 0.3 1.1 0.3 4.2 0.8 2.4 0.6
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 1.2 0.3 2.2 0.6 1.6 0.4 1.10 0.4 1.7 0.4
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 9.7 2.6 6.5 1.7 9.10 2.6 9.10 2.0 8.7 2.2
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 7.9 2.1 7.3 1.9 11.9 3.1 7.4 1.4 8.1 2.0
57. Plastics in primary forms 14.4 3.8 22.10 5.9 15.9 4.2 8.10 1.8 8.2 2.1
58. Plastics in non-primary forms 3.1 0.8 2.6 0.7 3.2 0.8 3.5 0.7 3.1 0.8
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 19.9 5.3 15.6 4.0 15.8 4.2 20.2 4.0 24.6 6.2
6. Basic manufactures 54.0 14.3 63.0 16.2 75.3 20.0 83.8 16.5 45.0 11.4
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 5.7 1.5 7.1 1.8 5.2 1.4 8.9 1.7 5.7 1.4
64. Paper,paperboard and articles thereof 2.8 0.7 2.3 0.6 0.7 0.2 2.8 0.5 1.9 0.5
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1.2 0.3 1.9 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.7 0.3 1.9 0.5
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 14.10 4.0 17.2 4.4 30.2 8.0 26.2 5.2 26.9 6.8
67. Iron and steel 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1
68. Non-ferrous metals 22.2 5.9 26.4 6.8 29.8 7.9 35.1 6.9 0.7 0.2
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 6.8 1.8 7.6 1.9 7.4 2.0 8.5 1.7 7.6 1.9
7. Machinery,transport equipment 145.5 38.6 173.4 44.5 146.7 38.9 234.2 46.1 159.5 40.5
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 13.10 3.7 16.10 4.3 15.1 4.0 37.2 7.3 8.2 2.1
72. Machinery for specialized industries 19.7 5.2 23.9 6.1 21.5 5.7 46.9 9.2 33.1 8.4
73. Metal working machinery 0.6 0.2 1.4 0.3 1.2 0.3 2.9 0.6 1.3 0.3
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 24.5 6.5 27.3 7.0 21.1 5.6 32.9 6.5 26.1 6.6
75. Office machines and adp machines 6.1 1.6 3.6 0.9 5.1 1.3 4.10 1.0 4.5 1.1
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 8.9 2.3 14.4 3.7 6.7 1.8 9.9 1.9 9.1 2.3
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 18.0 4.8 18.4 4.7 14.3 3.8 17.7 3.5 16.0 4.1
78. Road vehicles 39.8 10.5 60.10 15.6 54.0 14.3 71.6 14.1 51.9 13.2
79. Other transport equipment 14.3 3.8 6.8 1.7 8.2 2.2 10.5 2.1 9.7 2.4
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.1 6.9 31.7 8.1 24.3 6.4 37.4 7.3 27.3 6.9
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 0.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.8 0.2
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 13.8 3.7 20.1 5.1 12.1 3.2 20.9 4.1 15.8 4.0
88. Photographic equipment,optical goods etc. 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.1
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 10.6 2.8 10.2 2.6 10.8 2.8 14.8 2.9 9.8 2.5
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 15.7 4.1 19.1 4.9 15.3 4.1 21.7 4.3 17.2 4.4
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 0.4 0.1 3.1 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.9 0.2 0.10 0.2
96. Coin (not gold coin or legal) 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.7 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 15.4 4.1 15.10 4.1 14.8 3.9 20.9 4.1 15.7 4.0
0-9. All groups combined 377.4 100.0 389.4 100.0 376.9 100.0 508.2 100.0 393.4 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

Table: Import from South Africa (ZA) to USA during 2020/12 - 2021/4

2020 / 122021 / 12021 / 22021 / 32021 / 4
million $%million $%million $%million $%million $%
0. Food and live animals 22.7 2.1 25.3 2.9 14.1 1.4 16.4 1.2 29.9 2.0
02. Dairy products and birds' eggs 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.6 0.1 2.0 0.1 3.6 0.2
03. Fish and fish preparations 3.10 0.4 3.3 0.4 1.9 0.2 0.7 0.0 4.6 0.3
04. Cereals and cereal preparations 0.5 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0
05. Vegetables and fruit 14.3 1.3 17.8 2.1 9.6 1.0 11.9 0.9 19.6 1.3
07. Coffee,tea,cocoa,spices 1.6 0.1 1.5 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.0
09. Miscellaneous edible products and preparations 1.5 0.1 1.8 0.2 0.7 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.1
1. Beverages and tobacco 6.5 0.6 4.3 0.5 3.6 0.4 4.5 0.3 5.1 0.3
11. Beverages 6.1 0.6 4.3 0.5 3.4 0.3 4.5 0.3 5.1 0.3
2. Crude materials,inedible,except fuels 53.1 4.9 21.7 2.5 45.3 4.6 68.5 5.0 18.8 1.2
25. Pulp and waste paper 1.2 0.1 0 0.0 1.2 0.1 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.1
27. Crude fertilizers and crude minerals 1.3 0.1 6.0 0.7 11.10 1.2 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.1
28. Metalliferous ores and metal scrap 48.10 4.5 14.7 1.7 31.3 3.2 65.7 4.8 13.3 0.9
29. Crude animal,vegetable materials n.e.s. 1.3 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.8 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.9 0.1
3. Mineral fuels etc 6.3 0.6 7.1 0.8 4.7 0.5 3.7 0.3 9.9 0.6
32. Coal,coke and briquettes 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.4 0.1 4.2 0.3
33. Petroleum and products 5.2 0.5 7.0 0.8 4.3 0.4 2.4 0.2 5.8 0.4
5. Chemicals and related products,n.e.s. 72.5 6.7 109.10 12.8 91.4 9.3 149.3 10.9 155.0 10.2
51. Organic chemicals 35.6 3.3 33.9 3.9 16.10 1.7 36.7 2.7 31.2 2.0
52. Inorganic chemicals 6.3 0.6 13.6 1.6 4.9 0.5 12.9 0.9 9.7 0.6
53. Dyeing,tanning and colouring material 0.8 0.1 2.1 0.2 0.9 0.1 1.7 0.1 2.5 0.2
54. Medicinal and pharmaceutical products 2.2 0.2 3.8 0.4 1.3 0.1 1.4 0.1 3.3 0.2
55. Perfume,cleaning etc.preparations 3.3 0.3 5.5 0.6 2.3 0.2 4.2 0.3 4.6 0.3
57. Plastics in primary forms 0.1 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.0
59. Chemical materials and products,n.e.s. 24.4 2.2 50.3 5.8 64.6 6.6 91.3 6.7 103.5 6.8
6. Basic manufactures 612.4 56.3 505.5 58.8 502.0 51.1 861.9 63.0 1,060.8 69.6
61. Leather,dressed fur,etc. 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.10 0.1
62. Rubber manufactures,n.e.s. 1.4 0.1 1.7 0.2 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.9 0.1
63. Wood and cork manufactures 1.1 0.1 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.1
65. Textile yarn,fabrics,made up articles,etc. 1.4 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1 1.7 0.1 1.4 0.1
66. Non-metallic mineral manufactures,n.e.s. 78.8 7.2 44.0 5.1 47.5 4.8 153.8 11.2 68.3 4.5
67. Iron and steel 60.8 5.6 17.4 2.0 39.8 4.0 50.2 3.7 29.4 1.9
68. Non-ferrous metals 466.4 42.9 431.8 50.2 403.4 41.0 647.3 47.3 952.0 62.5
69. Manufactures of metals,n.e.s. 2.5 0.2 8.7 1.0 7.8 0.8 6.3 0.5 5.6 0.4
7. Machinery,transport equipment 184.4 16.9 143.4 16.7 84.8 8.6 55.3 4.0 151.5 9.9
71. Power generating machinery and equipment 8.10 0.8 5.3 0.6 2.4 0.2 5.8 0.4 9.2 0.6
72. Machinery for specialized industries 1.4 0.1 1.5 0.2 2.4 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.5 0.1
73. Metal working machinery 0.4 0.0 1.0 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.1 0.1 0.8 0.0
74. General industrial machinery n.e.s. 31.9 2.9 35.5 4.1 31.9 3.2 29.1 2.1 26.1 1.7
75. Office machines and adp machines 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.7 0.0
76. Telecommunications and sound recording equipment 2.7 0.2 1.7 0.2 1.4 0.1 1.10 0.1 1.3 0.1
77. Electric machinery,n.e.s.and parts 2.8 0.3 3.4 0.4 2.10 0.3 2.9 0.2 2.7 0.2
78. Road vehicles 131.2 12.1 91.4 10.6 32.3 3.3 8.5 0.6 108.3 7.1
79. Other transport equipment 5.1 0.5 3.7 0.4 11.3 1.1 5.1 0.4 1.2 0.1
8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46.2 4.2 31.7 3.7 107.10 11.0 64.2 4.7 73.2 4.8
82. Furniture and parts thereof 1.2 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.8 0.1 1.1 0.1
84. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 0.7 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.8 0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
87. Instruments and apparates n.e.s. 3.0 0.3 2.2 0.2 3.2 0.3 3.1 0.2 3.3 0.2
89. Miscellaneous manufactured articles,n.e.s. 40.9 3.8 27.8 3.2 103.2 10.5 59.2 4.3 67.4 4.4
9. Goods not classified elsewhere 84.3 7.7 11.7 1.4 129.3 13.2 144.7 10.6 19.9 1.3
93. Special transactions and commodities not classified 14.6 1.3 6.3 0.7 2.8 0.3 7.1 0.5 8.5 0.6
96. Coin (not gold coin or legal) 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.3 0.1 0 0.0 0.3 0.0
97. Gold,non-monetary 63.2 5.8 4.1 0.5 100.7 10.2 111.10 8.2 0 0.0
98. (USA Sitc) Estimate of import items valued under $251 and of other low valued items nonexempt from formal entry 1.4 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1 1.2 0.1 1.4 0.1
0-9. All groups combined 1,088.1 100.0 860.4 100.0 983.2 100.0 1,368.3 100.0 1,523.9 100.0

Source: US Census Bureau

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