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SARS Media Release – South African Trade Statistics for June 2013

02 August 2013   (0 Comments)
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On the 31st of July 2013 The South African Revenue Service (SARS)  released trade statistics for June 2013 that record a trade deficit of R7.71 billion.


The R7.71 billion deficit for June 2013 can be attributed to exports of R68.21 billion and imports of R75.92 billion.

Exports increased from May to June by R2.24 billion (3.4%) and imports decreased from May to June by R1.58 billion (-2.0%). 

The cumulative deficit for 2013 is R75.94 billion compared to R51.58 billion in 2012.  

To view the full media release including a table that summarizes the statistics, click here:



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