Overview In November 2021 China exported $1.91B and imported $3.08B from South Africa, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1.17B. Between November 2020 and November 2021 the exports of China have increased by $396M (26.1%) from $1.52B to $1.91B, while imports increased by $1.02B (49.7%) from $2.06B to $3.08B.
Trade In November 2021, the top exports of China to South Africa were Telephones ($118M), Computers ($81.8M), Other Furniture ($43.2M), Fake Hair ($42.5M), and Rubber Footwear ($37M). In November 2021 the top imports of China from South Africa were Gold ($834M), Platinum ($502M), Iron Ore ($429M), Diamonds ($369M), and Manganese Ore ($194M).
Origins In November 2021 the exports of China were mainly from Zhejiang Province ($371M), Guangdong Province ($355M), Jiangsu Province ($254M), Shandong Province ($190M), and Shanghai Province ($111M), while imports destinations were mainly Guangdong Province ($867M), Shanghai Province ($619M), Beijing ($479M), Zhejiang Province ($187M), and Fujian Province ($161M).
Growth In November 2021, the increase in China's year-by-year exports to South Africa was explained primarily by an increase in product exports in Fake Hair ($12.1M or 41.6%), Semiconductor Devices ($11.6M or 96.6%), and Knit Sweaters ($10M or 39.4%). In November 2021, the increase in China's year-by-year imports from South Africa was explained primarily by an increase in product imports in Platinum ($48.6M or 48%), Nickel Ore ($18M or 186%), and Ferroalloys ($14.4M or 14.2%).