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Overview This page contains the latest international trade data for Cape Town. In March 2024 Cape Town was the number 6 in total exports and the number 3 in total imports in South Africa.

Exports In 2023, South Africa's Cape Town exported ZAR 112B, making it the 6th largest exporter out of the 48 exporters in South Africa. In 2023 the top exports of Cape Town were Grapes (Fresh) (ZAR 9.98B), Oranges (Fresh/Dried) (ZAR 9.13B), Fruit, edible; mandarins (including tangerines and... (ZAR 7.65B), Apples (Fresh) (ZAR 7.55B), and Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (ZAR 6.86B).

Imports In 2023, South Africa's Cape Town imported ZAR 198B, making it the 3rd largest importer out of the 48 importers in South Africa. In 2023 top imports of Cape Town were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (ZAR 28.3B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (ZAR 28B), Electric accumulators: lithium-ion, including separators, whether... (ZAR 6.16B), Photosensitive devices; assembled photovoltaic modules/panels (ZAR 5.07B), and Static converters, nes (ZAR 2.28B).

Historical Data

Yearly Exports

Color
Depth
Top Destination (2023)NetherlandsZAR 19.3B
Top Product (2023)Grapes (Fresh)ZAR 9.98B

In 2023 the top export destinations of Cape Town were Netherlands (ZAR 19.3B), United States (ZAR 16B), United Kingdom (ZAR 12.7B), China (ZAR 8.22B), and Germany (ZAR 7.05B).

In 2023 the top exports of Cape Town were Grapes (Fresh) (ZAR 9.98B), Oranges (Fresh/Dried) (ZAR 9.13B), Fruit, edible; mandarins (including tangerines and... (ZAR 7.65B), Apples (Fresh) (ZAR 7.55B), and Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (ZAR 6.86B).

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Exports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Exports Destination (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
India ZAR 214M (153%)
Australia ZAR 119M (59.1%)
Canada ZAR 105M (62.4%)
Rapidly Declining Export Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
United States -ZAR 378M (-27.1%)
Kenya -ZAR 307M (-83.8%)
China -ZAR 214M (-29%)

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Yearly Imports

Color
Depth
Top Origin (2023)ChinaZAR 52.3B

In 2023 the top import origins of Cape Town were China (ZAR 52.3B), Nigeria (ZAR 12.3B), United States (ZAR 9.24B), United Arab Emirates (ZAR 8.38B), and India (ZAR 8.05B).

In 2023 the top imports of Cape Town were Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals,... (ZAR 28.3B), Petroleum spirit for motor vehicles (ZAR 28B), Electric accumulators: lithium-ion, including separators, whether... (ZAR 6.16B), Photosensitive devices; assembled photovoltaic modules/panels (ZAR 5.07B), and Static converters, nes (ZAR 2.28B).

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Imports Dynamics

Fastest Growing Import Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
United States ZAR 1.88B (478%)
Angola ZAR 1.7B (23.6M%)
China ZAR 134M (3.5%)
Rapidly Declining Import Origins (Mar 2023 - Mar 2024)
Nigeria -ZAR 1.59B (-99.4%)
United Arab Emirates -ZAR 1.16B (-87%)
Saudi Arabia -ZAR 425M (-90.4%)

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