Working Paper

Changes in South Africa’s Global Agricultural Trade Regime, 1996-2013

The paper begins by analysing the changes in the total export and total import values to and from the trading partners identified above, and the changing shares of total value held by each partner. The next section focuses on the major products traded in terms of value: how the
composition of the product profile has transformed, and what are the main sources of trade in these products. Finally, each trading partner is given individual focus. The changes in the key products imported and exported are explored. From this, trends can be identified that would be
either too small or too partner-specific to be picked up from the overall picture.