South Africa

Trade With China

Imports from China$19.2b
Exports to China$33.0b
Imports from China
Exports to China
Source: United Nations

Top Imports from China

Trade Value
Trade Quantity1
Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers, parts and accessories of such articles$4.65b
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof$4.21b
Telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks; other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data (including wired/wireless networks), excluding items of 8443, 8525, 8527, or 8528$1.97b
Automatic data processing machines and units thereof, magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included$1.53b13.6mNumber of items
Automatic data processing machines; portable, weighing not more than 10kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display$1.25b3.3mNumber of items
Telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks$1.15b14.7mNumber of items
Iron and steel$822.79m
Vehicles; other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof$804.29m
Organic chemicals$690.82m
Plastics and articles thereof$585.16m

Top Exports to China

Trade Value
Trade Quantity1
Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones; precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin$15.35b
Ores, slag and ash$12.31b
Iron ores and concentrates; including roasted iron pyrites$7.16b40.2bWeight in kilograms
Iron ores and concentrates; non-agglomerated$7.12b39.7bWeight in kilograms
Platinum; unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form$5.72b98.96kWeight in kilograms
Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form$5.05b90.52kWeight in kilograms
Metals; gold, non-monetary, unwrought (but not powder)$4.69b83.49kWeight in kilograms
Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set$4.46b5.9mWeight in carats
Diamonds; non-industrial, (other than unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted), but not mounted or set$4.24b4.8mWeight in carats
Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20% or more, calculated on the dry weight$2.10b14.0bWeight in kilograms
1 Not all goods in this category have a common measurement and therefore no measurement is reported.
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