Overview: In January 2021 South Africa's Diamonds exports accounted up to ZAR2.2B and imports accounted up to ZAR536M, resulting in a positive trade balance of ZAR1.67B. Between January 2020 and January 2021 the exports of South Africa's Diamonds have increased by ZAR1.33B (154%) from ZAR867M to ZAR2.2B, while imports decreased by ZAR-199M (-27.1%) from ZAR735M to ZAR536M.
Destinations: In January 2021 Diamonds exported mostly to Botswana (ZAR927M), United Arab Emirates (ZAR704M), United States (ZAR162M), Belgium (ZAR148M), and Hong Kong (ZAR137M), and imported mostly from Botswana (ZAR245M), Special Categories (ZAR135M), Unclassified (ZAR61.7M), Namibia (ZAR40.8M), and India (ZAR25.6M).
Growth: In January 2021, the increase in Diamonds's year-by-year exports was explained primarily by an increase in exports to Botswana (ZAR837M or 923%), United Arab Emirates (ZAR218M or 45%), and United States (ZAR128M or 378%). In January 2021, the decrease in Diamonds's year-by-year imports was explained primarily by a decrease in imports from Special Categories (ZAR-142M or -51.2%), India (ZAR-17.5M or -40.5%), and Switzerland (ZAR-9.8M or -68.5%).