South Africa's trade surplus falls to 9 billion rand in July

Sep 01, 2017

South Africa’s trade surplus slid to 8.99 billion rand ($688 million) in July from a revised 10.56 billion rand surplus in June, data from the revenue agency showed on Thursday.

Exports fell 8.7 percent to 93.1 billion rand on a month-on-month basis in July, while imports were down 8 percent to 84.1 billion rand, the South African Revenue Service said in a statement.

($1 = 13.0600 rand)

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Joe Brock- (Reuters)

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