Overview In April 2023, United Kingdom exported £148M and imported £363M from South Africa, resulting in a negative trade balance of £215M. Between April 2022 and April 2023 the exports of United Kingdom have increased by £34.3M (30.2%) from £113M to £148M, while imports decreased by £-133M (-26.9%) from £497M to £363M.
Trade In April 2023, the top exports of United Kingdom to South Africa were Cars (£13.2M), Low-voltage Protection Equipment (£9.76M), Diamonds (£8.78M), Hard Liquor (£6.15M), and Valves (£6.08M). In April 2023 the top imports of United Kingdom from South Africa were Platinum (£178M), Delivery Trucks (£74.1M), Gold (£44.6M), Precious Metal Scraps (£34.7M), and Grapes (£27.4M).
Origins In April 2023 the exports of United Kingdom were mainly from London Gateway (£45.9M), London Heathrow Airport (£42.9M), Southampton (£18.8M), Immingham (£7.1M), and East Midlands Airport (£4.51M), while imports destinations were mainly London Heathrow Airport (£172M), London Gateway (£67.7M), Southampton (£49.6M), and Immingham (£13.5M).
Growth In April 2023, the increase in United Kingdom's year-by-year exports to South Africa was explained primarily by an increase in product exports in Low-voltage Protection Equipment (£8.62M or 759%), Cars (£7.17M or 119%), and Valves (£4.61M or 313%). In April 2023, the decrease in United Kingdom's year-by-year imports from South Africa was explained primarily by an decrease in product imports in Gold (£-271M or -85.9%), Grapes (£-6.74M or -19.8%), and Gas Turbines (£-3.72M or -97.6%).