HS Icon Iron Ore in  Flag South Africa

2019
Exports | Imports
: $6.73B | $49.8M, World Rnk 3 / 115
Flag Rnk 4 / 1212 | World Rnk 48 / 130
Flag Rnk 291 / 1210

2018 - 2019
FASTEST GROWING MARKET | FASTEST GROWING ORIGIN
: $968M | $13.1M, China |  Mexico

2019
ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of South Africa
: 0.19, Rnk 58 / 147

2019
PRODUCT COMPLEXITY  IN Iron Ore
: -1.86, Rnk 999 / 1029

Exports In 2019, South Africa exported $6.73B in Iron Ore, making it the 3rd largest exporter of Iron Ore in the world. At the same year, Iron Ore was the 4th most exported product in South Africa. The main destination of Iron Ore exports from South Africa are: China ($3.51B), Germany ($808M), South Korea ($468M), Netherlands ($418M), and Mozambique ($406M).

The fastest growing export markets for Iron Ore of South Africa between 2018 and 2019 were China ($968M), Germany ($665M), and Mozambique ($262M).

Imports In 2019, South Africa imported $49.8M in Iron Ore, becoming the 48th largest importer of Iron Ore in the world. At the same year, Iron Ore was the 291st most imported product in South Africa. South Africa imports Iron Ore primarily from: Brazil ($14.7M), Mexico ($13.1M), India ($12.2M), Canada ($4.42M), and Chile ($3.17M).

The fastest growing import markets in Iron Ore for South Africa between 2018 and 2019 were Mexico ($13.1M), India ($6.91M), and Canada ($4.41M).

July 2021

Subnational Monthly Trade

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EXPORT GROWTH (July 2020 - July 2021): ZAR9.46B, (120%)

IMPORT GROWTH (July 2020 - July 2021): ZAR388k, (38.8k%)

MAIN EXPORTER (July 2021): Saldanha Bay, ZAR14.7B

MAIN DESTINATION (July 2021): China, ZAR9.31B

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Historical Data

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EXPORTS (2019): $6.73B

IMPORTS (2019): $49.8M

NET TRADE (2019): $6.68B

In 2019, South Africa exported $6.73B in Iron Ore. The main destinations of South Africa exports on Iron Ore were China ($3.51B), Germany ($808M), South Korea ($468M), Netherlands ($418M), and Mozambique ($406M).

In 2019, South Africa imported $49.8M in Iron Ore, mainly from Brazil ($14.7M), Mexico ($13.1M), India ($12.2M), Canada ($4.42M), and Chile ($3.17M).

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IN 2019, South Africa HAD A POSITIVE NET TRADE IN Iron Ore WITH:

IN 2019, South Africa HAD A NEGATIVE NET TRADE IN Iron Ore WITH:

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THE FASTEST GROWING Iron Ore EXPORT MARKETS FOR South Africa WERE (2018 - 2019):

THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Iron Ore BY South Africa WERE (2018 - 2019):

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Market Concentration

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In 2019, South Africa's main exporting competitors in Iron Ore were:

In 2019, South Africa's main importing competitors in Iron Ore were:

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Tariffs by Country

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In 2018, the tariffs for Iron Ore in the imports of South Africa were of 0% around the world.