South Africa black tea export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 1,573,359 tonnes of black tea. Through 2019 alone, the market for South Africa black tea (processed category) has decreased, with a change of -3.244 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, black tea's exports went down by -6.38% netting the exporter US$24.93m for the year 2019. South Africa's black tea exports are categorised as:

  • Black fermented tea and partly fermented tea, whether or not flavoured, in immediate packings of > 3 kg (HS code 090240)
  • Black fermented tea and partly fermented tea, whether or not flavoured, in immediate packings of <= 3 kg (HS code 090230)

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South Africa black tea export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied black tea worth 24.93m USD, a reduction of -14.59% from 2018's total black tea export of 29.19m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa black tea between 2017 to 2018 was 3.273 pc.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of South Africa's black tea exports between 2017 and 2019 was -6.38 percent when compared to a variation of -3.244% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total black tea's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 18 in world exports of black tea.

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Export markets for South Africa black tea ( in '000$ )

South Africa's best performing destinations for black tea are Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland (Eswatini) and Zambia.

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of black tea. The annual growth of South Africa black tea in value between 2015 to 2019 was -15%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was -12%, per annum.

South Africa imported 21,131 tonnes of black tea in 2019.

Production

The production of black tea in South Africa was 2,704 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -10.46%. The country had an estimated 1,434.00 hectares under black tea cultivation.