Who are South Africa’s biggest trading partners?

South Africa exports chiefly to Germany, USA, Japan, UK, Italy, China and Switzerland as well as to countries within the African continent.

The biggest export trading partners according to the CIA (https://www.cia.gov/) are China 11.8%, US 8.3%, Japan 6%, Germany 5.7%, India 4.2% (2012)

The country also imports machines, food, capital goods, chemicals, vehicles, equipment components, fuel and energy from countries such as the UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, France and Germany. The biggest importing partners are China 14.4%, Germany 10.1%, Saudi Arabia 7.7%, US 7.4%, Japan 4.6%, and India 4.5% (2012)