Exporting to South Africa

Sectoral opportunities in South Africa


The UK is a valued trading partner for South Africa, with annual bilateral trade worth just under £10 billion.

Top UK exports to South Africa are:

  • non-metallic mineral manufactures
  • road vehicles
  • beverages
  • medicinal and pharmaceutical products
  • petroleum and petroleum products

There are a number of business areas that could offer opportunities to Northern Ireland companies:

  • Ports (in need of modernisation and extension)
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Rail
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Marine
  • Environmental services and water
  • Food and drink

GOV.UK provides detailed information on these sectoral opportunities.

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