South Africa asparagus export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 463,623 tonnes of asparagus. Through 2019 alone, the market for South Africa asparagus (vegetables category) has shrunk, changing by -10.927 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, asparagus' exports reduced by -6.81% bringing South Africa US$0.35m for the year 2019. South Africa's asparagus exports are classified as:

  • Asparagus, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding frozen) (HS code 200560)
  • Fresh or chilled asparagus (HS code 070920)


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South Africa asparagus export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped asparagus valued at 0.35m USD, a decrease of -1.41% from 2018's total asparagus export of 0.355m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa asparagus between 2017 to 2018 was -21.978 per cent.

The yearly variation in the volume of South Africa's asparagus exports between 2017 and 2019 was -6.81 percent when compared to a variation of -10.927% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Africa's best performing export markets for asparagus are Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi and Swaziland (Eswatini).


South Africa bought 1,705 tonnes of asparagus in 2019.


The production of asparagus in South Africa was 528 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of -18.77%. The country had approximately hectares under asparagus cultivation.