Telephones in South Africa

EXPORTS (2018): $60.7M, World Rnk 42 / 202
Flag Rnk 164 / 1203

TOP DESTINATION (2018): $13.9M, Saudi Arabia

FASTEST GROWING MARKET (2017 - 2018): $13.9M, Saudi Arabia

IMPORTS (2018): $382M, World Rnk 32 / 219
Flag Rnk 38 / 1206

TOP ORIGIN (2018): $245M, China

FASTEST GROWING ORIGIN (2017 - 2018): $14.2M, Mexico

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

PRODUCT COMPLEXITY  IN Telephones (2018): 0.47, Rnk 386 / 1018

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

Exports: In 2018, South Africa exported $60.7M in Telephones, making it the 42nd largest exporter of Telephones in the world. At the same year, Telephones was the 164th most exported product in South Africa. The main destination of Telephones exports from South Africa are: Saudi Arabia ($13.9M), Hong Kong ($11.1M), United Arab Emirates ($5.34M), China ($5.28M), and Kenya ($4.84M).

The fastest growing export markets for Telephones of South Africa between 2017 and 2018 were Saudi Arabia ($13.9M), China ($5.26M), and United Arab Emirates ($4.86M).

Imports: In 2018, South Africa imported $382M in Telephones, becoming the 32nd largest importer of Telephones in the world. At the same year, Telephones was the 38th most imported product in South Africa. South Africa imports Telephones primarily from: China ($245M), Mexico ($43.2M), Hong Kong ($28.3M), Germany ($11.6M), and Italy ($8.32M).

The fastest growing import markets in Telephones for South Africa between 2017 and 2018 were Mexico ($14.2M), Hong Kong ($10.8M), and Israel ($2.17M).

Overview: In August 2020 South Africa's Telephones exports accounted up to ZAR169M and imports accounted up to ZAR4.02B, resulting in a negative trade balance of ZAR3.85B. Between August 2019 and August 2020 the exports of South Africa's   Telephones have decreased by ZAR-54.5M (-24.4%) from ZAR224M to ZAR169M, while imports increased by ZAR354M (9.66%) from ZAR3.67B to ZAR4.02B.

Destinations: In August 2020 Telephones exported mostly to Botswana (ZAR24.4M), Ghana (ZAR21.1M), China (ZAR14M), Zimbabwe (ZAR13M), and Namibia (ZAR12.2M), and imported mostly from China (ZAR2.32B), Vietnam (ZAR988M), India (ZAR175M), Hong Kong (ZAR124M), and Taiwan (ZAR62M).

Growth: In August 2020, the decrease in Telephones's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by a decrease in exports to Hong Kong (ZAR-58.7M or -99.9%), Namibia (ZAR-41M or -77.1%), and Botswana (ZAR-17.3M or -41.4%). In August 2020, the increase in Telephones's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by an increase in imports from China (ZAR364M or 18.6%), Vietnam (ZAR344M or 53.5%), and Hong Kong (ZAR27M or 27.7%).

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EXPORT GROWTH (August 2019 - August 2020): ZAR-54.5M, (-24.4%)

IMPORT GROWTH (August 2019 - August 2020): ZAR354M, (9.66%)

MAIN EXPORTER (August 2020): O.r. Tambo Int Airport, ZAR43.8M

MAIN DESTINATION (August 2020): Botswana, ZAR24.4M

This section shows Telephones'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 Telephones over time.

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EXPORTS (2018): $60.7M

IMPORTS (2018): $382M

NET TRADE (2018): -$321M

In 2018, South Africa exported $60.7M in Telephones. The main destinations of South Africa exports on Telephones were Saudi Arabia ($13.9M), Hong Kong ($11.1M), United Arab Emirates ($5.34M), China ($5.28M), and Kenya ($4.84M).

In 2018, South Africa imported $382M in Telephones, mainly from China ($245M), Mexico ($43.2M), Hong Kong ($28.3M), Germany ($11.6M), and Italy ($8.32M).

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IN 2018, South Africa HAD A POSITIVE NET TRADE IN Telephones WITH:

  • Saudi Arabia, $13.8M ($13.9M - $88.8k)
  • Kenya, $4.84M ($4.84M - $6.43k)
  • United Arab Emirates, $4.15M ($5.34M - $1.19M)

IN 2018, South Africa HAD A NEGATIVE NET TRADE IN Telephones WITH:

  • China, -$240M ($5.28M - $245M)
  • Mexico, -$43M ($162k - $43.2M)
  • Hong Kong, -$17.2M ($11.1M - $28.3M)
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THE FASTEST GROWING Telephones EXPORT MARKETS FOR South Africa WERE (2017 - 2018):

THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Telephones 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 Telephones were:

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

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Trade Forecasts

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This section shows forecasts for total exports and imports, for Telephones 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 tariffs for Telephones in the imports of South Africa were of 0% around the world.

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