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South Africa - Food imports as a share of merchandise imports

8.4
(%)
in 2016

Though South Africa food imports fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1997 - 2016 period ending at 8.4 % in 2016.

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Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).

Date Value Change, %
2016 8.4 35.90 %
2015 6.1 -2.20 %
2014 6.3 -3.97 %
2013 6.5 -8.45 %
2012 7.1 4.60 %
2011 6.8 3.32 %
2010 6.6 1.47 %
2009 6.5 24.17 %
2008 5.3 1.85 %
2007 5.2 18.36 %
2006 4.4 -1.94 %
2005 4.4