South Africa recorded a trade surplus of 28.35 billion rand ($2 billion) in May, up from a revised surplus of 16.01 billion rand in April, data from the revenue service showed on Thursday.

Exports rose 17.8% month on month to 179.46 billion rand, while imports were up 10.9% at 151.11 billion rand, the South African Revenue Service said.

(Reporting by Anait Miridzhanian in Gdansk, Editing by James Macharia Chege)