JOHANNESBURG - South Africa recorded a trade surplus of 5.43 billion rand ($311.39 million) in December, down from a revised surplus of 7.30 billion rand in November, revenue service figures showed on Tuesday.

Exports fell 5.1% month on month to 163.27 billion rand in December, while imports were down 4.2% at 157.83 billion rand, the South African Revenue Service said.

($1 = 17.4379 rand)

(Reporting by Anait Miridzhanian; Editing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo)