South Africa abalone export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 20,637 tonnes of abalone. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa abalone (fish category) has gone down, recording a change of -12.232 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, abalone's exports decreased by -9.36 pc earning the nation US$48.98m for the year 2019. South Africa's abalone exports are classified as:

  • Frozen, even in shell, abalone "Haliotis spp." (HS code 030783)
  • Abalone, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked) (HS code 160557)
  • Smoked, dried, salted or in brine, even in shell, abalone "Haliotis spp." (HS code 030787)
  • Live, fresh or chilled, even in shell, abalone "Haliotis spp." (HS code 030781)
  • Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, abalone "Haliotis spp.", even in shell (HS code 030789)


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South Africa abalone export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped abalone worth 48.98m USD, a reduction of -11.92% from 2018's total abalone export of 55.609m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa abalone between 2017 to 2018 was 21.008%.

The annual variation in the amount of South Africa's abalone exports between 2017 and 2019 was -9.36% in comparison to a variation of -12.232% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for South Africa abalone ( in '000$ )


South Africa purchased 1 tonnes of abalone in 2019.