South Africa apricots export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 723,535 tonnes of apricots. For 2019 alone, the market for South Africa apricots (fruits category) has escalated, recording a change of 10.22 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, apricots' exports went up by 11.44% netting the nation US$23.73m for the year 2019. South Africa's apricots exports are classified as:

  • Apricots, prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit (excluding preserved with sugar but not laid in syrup, jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit purée and pastes, obtained by cooking) (HS code 200850)
  • Fresh apricots (HS code 080910)
  • Dried apricots (HS code 081310)
  • Apricot, peach "incl. nectarine" or plum stones and kernels (HS code 121230)


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South Africa apricots export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped apricots with a value of 23.73m USD, a reduction of -24.79% from 2018's total apricots export of 31.551m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa apricots between 2017 to 2018 was -1.976 pc.

The annual change in the quantity of South Africa's apricots exports between 2017 and 2019 was 11.44 percent when compared to a variation of 10.22% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total apricots' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked number 46 in world exports of apricots.


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

South Africa's top destinations for apricots are Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Niger, Hong Kong and Belgium.


South Africa imported 286 tonnes of apricots in 2019.


The production of apricots in South Africa was 101,032 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -4.73%. The country had approximately 11,688.00 hectares under apricots cultivation.