South Africa’s trade balance swings to 2.92 bil rand surplus in March

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s trade balance swung to a 2.92 billion rand ($206.10 million) surplus in March from a revised 1.27 billion rand deficit in February, the national revenue agency said on Friday.

Exports were up by 6.3 percent to 96.13 billion rand on a month-on-month basis, while imports rose by 1.6 percent to 93.22 billion rand on a month-on-month basis, the South African Revenue Service said in a statement.

($1 = 14.1678 rand)

 

(Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)

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