Raw Cotton in South Africa

EXPORTS (2018): $52.1M, World Rnk 24 / 117
Flag Rnk 189 / 1203

TOP DESTINATION (2018): $21.6M, Pakistan

FASTEST GROWING MARKET (2017 - 2018): $17.8M, Bangladesh

IMPORTS (2018): $49.8M, World Rnk 25 / 152
Flag Rnk 303 / 1206

TOP ORIGIN (2018): $28.6M, Zimbabwe

FASTEST GROWING ORIGIN (2017 - 2018): $20.4M, Zimbabwe

ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of South Africa (2018): 0.16, Rnk 59 / 137

PRODUCT COMPLEXITY  IN Raw Cotton (2018): -2.68, Rnk 1016 / 1018

Overview: This page contains the latest trade data of Raw Cotton in South Africa.

Exports: In 2018, South Africa exported $52.1M in Raw Cotton, making it the 24th largest exporter of Raw Cotton in the world. At the same year, Raw Cotton was the 189th most exported product in South Africa. The main destination of Raw Cotton exports from South Africa are: Pakistan ($21.6M), Bangladesh ($19.4M), Vietnam ($5.78M), Portugal ($1.7M), and Indonesia ($1.55M).

The fastest growing export markets for Raw Cotton of South Africa between 2017 and 2018 were Bangladesh ($17.8M), Vietnam ($5.73M), and Indonesia ($1.08M).

Imports: In 2018, South Africa imported $49.8M in Raw Cotton, becoming the 25th largest importer of Raw Cotton in the world. At the same year, Raw Cotton was the 303rd most imported product in South Africa. South Africa imports Raw Cotton primarily from: Zimbabwe ($28.6M), Zambia ($16.3M), India ($2.98M), Mozambique ($725k), and Malawi ($618k).

The fastest growing import markets in Raw Cotton for South Africa between 2017 and 2018 were Zimbabwe ($20.4M), Ethiopia ($221k), and Malawi ($193k).

Tariffs: In 2018, the average tariff for South Africa in Raw Cotton was 6.38%. The countries with the highest import tariffs for Raw Cotton were Angola (7.5%), Burundi (7.5%), Benin (7.5%), Burkina Faso (7.5%), and Central African Republic (7.5%).

Overview: In July 2020 South Africa's Raw Cotton exports accounted up to ZAR14M and imports accounted up to ZAR9.31M, resulting in a positive trade balance of ZAR4.64M. Between July 2019 and July 2020 the exports of South Africa's   Raw Cotton have decreased by ZAR-6.03M (-30.2%) from ZAR20M to ZAR14M, while imports decreased by ZAR-18.6M (-66.7%) from ZAR27.9M to ZAR9.31M.

Destinations: In July 2020 Raw Cotton exported mostly to Taiwan (ZAR9.6M), Vietnam (ZAR4.18M), Namibia (ZAR127k), Zambia (ZAR34.1k), and Mozambique (ZAR8.09k), and imported mostly from Zambia (ZAR9M), Eswatini (ZAR309k), United States (ZAR5.72k), Pakistan (ZAR3.03k), and Indonesia (ZAR17).

Growth: In July 2020, the decrease in Raw Cotton's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by a decrease in exports to Eswatini (ZAR-21.8k or -92.3%) and Botswana (ZAR-16.5k or -76.1%). In July 2020, the decrease in Raw Cotton's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by a decrease in imports from Zambia (ZAR-14.5M or -79%).

Subnational Monthly Trade

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EXPORT GROWTH (July 2019 - July 2020): ZAR-6.03M, (-30.2%)

IMPORT GROWTH (July 2019 - July 2020): ZAR-18.6M, (-66.7%)

MAIN EXPORTER (July 2020): Durban, ZAR9.88M

MAIN DESTINATION (July 2020): Taiwan, ZAR9.6M

This section shows Raw Cotton's exports and imports data at subnational level for South Africa. Click any date in the line plot, any subnational region in the geomap, or any destination or origin country to explore the exports or imports behavior of Raw Cotton over time.

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EXPORTS (2018): $52.1M

IMPORTS (2018): $49.8M

NET TRADE (2018): $2.35M

In 2018, South Africa exported $52.1M in Raw Cotton. The main destinations of South Africa exports on Raw Cotton were Pakistan ($21.6M), Bangladesh ($19.4M), Vietnam ($5.78M), Portugal ($1.7M), and Indonesia ($1.55M).

In 2018, South Africa imported $49.8M in Raw Cotton, mainly from Zimbabwe ($28.6M), Zambia ($16.3M), India ($2.98M), Mozambique ($725k), and Malawi ($618k).

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THE FASTEST GROWING Raw Cotton EXPORT MARKETS FOR South Africa WERE (2017 - 2018):

THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Raw Cotton BY South Africa WERE (2017 - 2018):

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Market Concentration

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In 2018, South Africa's main exporting competitors in Raw Cotton were:

In 2018, South Africa's main importing competitors in Raw Cotton were:

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Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total exports and imports, for Raw Cotton in South Africa. The forecast is based on a short-term, medium-term and long-term model using yearly trade data.

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Tariffs by Country

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In 2018, the average tariff for South Africa in Raw Cotton was 6.38%.

The countries with the highest tariffs for Raw Cotton in South Africa were Angola (7.5%), Burundi (7.5%), Benin (7.5%), Burkina Faso (7.5%), and Central African Republic (7.5%).

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