JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s trade balance swung to a deficit of 4.41 billion rand ($315 million) in October, from a revised 6.9 billion rand surplus in September, data from the revenue agency showed on Wednesday.
Exports fell 11.1 percent on a month-on-month basis, while imports were up 0.4 percent, the South African Revenue Service said in a statement.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a trade deficit of 10.5 billion rand for October.
($1 = 13.9850 rand)
Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by James Macharia