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SA shows trade surplus for June

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Trade statistics for June 2015 recorded a trade surplus of R5,8-billion, according to the South African Revenue Services (SARS).
This figure includes trade data with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland (BLNS).
The R5,8-billion surplus for June 2015 is due to exports of R90,28-billion and imports of R84,48-billion.
Exports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R1,45-billion (1,6%) and imports increased from May 2015 to June 2015 by R0,59-billion (0,7%).
The cumulative deficit for 2015 is R24,65-billion compared to R46,77-billion in 2014.
The world zone results from May 2015 to June 2015 are:

Africa:
Exports: R26 189-million – this is an increase of R 1 597-million from May 2015
Imports: R7 914-million – this is a decrease of R 264-million from May 2015
Trade surplus: R18 275-million.
This is an 11,3% increase in comparison to the R16 413-million surplus recorded in May 2015

America:
Exports: R8 249-million – this is a decrease of R 301-million from May 2015
Imports: R9 337-million – this is a decrease of R 483-million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R1 088-million
This is a 14,4% decrease in comparison to the R1 270-million deficit recorded in May 2015.

Asia:
Exports: R26 090-million – this is a decrease of R1 129-million from May 2015
Imports: R39 571-million – this is an increase of R1 938-million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R13 480-million
This is a 29,4% increase in comparison to the R10 414-million deficit recorded in May 2015

Europe:
Exports: R21 115-million – this is an increase of R1 245-million from May 2015
Imports: R26 160-million – this is a decrease of R 521-million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R5 045-million
This is a 25,9% decrease in comparison to the R6 812-million deficit recorded in May 2015

Oceania:
Exports: R1 077-million – this is an increase of R 7-million from May 2015
Imports: R1 294-million – this is a decrease of R 79-million from May 2015
Trade deficit: R 217-million
This is a 28,4% decrease compared to the R 304-million deficit recorded in May 2015

The trade data excluding BLNS for June 2015 recorded a trade deficit of R3,47-billion.