South Africa avocados export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 2,494,453 tonnes of avocados. In 2019 alone, the market for South Africa avocados (fruits category) has escalated, flactuating by 2.756 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, avocados' exports went up by 24.26 pc netting South Africa US$70.76m for the year 2019. South Africa's avocados exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or dried avocados (HS code 080440)


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South Africa avocados export values

In 2019, South Africa exported avocados worth 70.76m USD, a decrease of -39.13% from 2018's total avocados export of 116.245m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa avocados between 2017 to 2018 was 81.053 per cent.

The per year variation in the quantity of South Africa's avocados exports between 2017 and 2019 was 24.26% in comparison to a variation of 2.756% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total avocados' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 33 in world exports of avocados.


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

South Africa's top export markets for avocados are the Netherlands, United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Russia and United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of avocados. The annual growth of South Africa avocados in value between 2015 to 2019 was -15%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was %, per annum.

South Africa ordered 2,522 tonnes of avocados in 2019.


The production of avocados in South Africa was 89,065 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of -30.18%. The country had approximately 16,852.00 hectares under avocados cultivation.