Zim exports to SA exceed imports
Harare - Zimbabwe is now exporting more to South
Africa than it is importing, as shown by figures from Zimbabwe Statistical
According to ZimStats, exports to South Africa for the eight months to August 31 2012 were worth US$2.165bn, while imports amounted to $1.865bn.
This means Zimbabwe has a trade surplus with SA of about $300m.
The figures show that August had the highest value of exports amounting to $353.4m, while April had the lowest amounting to $202.1m.
Zimbabwe made its highest import bill in July when it imported goods worth $263.5m. The lowest import bill amounting to $210.3m was in
Zimbabwe’s overall import bill amounts to $4.58bn, while its total
export tally is $2.97bn. This leaves the country with an overall
trade deficit of $1.61bn.
Zimbabwe’s overall exports were skewed towards minerals with industrial
diamonds at $468.37m, nickel Matte amounting to $307.25m and
nickel ores and concentrates of $210.77m.
Semi-manufactured gold stood at $409.04m, monetary gold at $54.098m,
platinum unwrought at $101.196m and ferro-chrome at $97.533.
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