South Africa blue mussel export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 264,028 tonnes of blue mussel. For the year 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa blue mussel (seafood category) has improved, recording a change of 4.13 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, blue mussel's exports reduced by -3.28 percent bringing the exporter US$0.61m for the year 2019. South Africa's blue mussel exports are categorised as:

  • Live, fresh or chilled, not smoked, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", with or without shell (HS code 030731)
  • Mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, with or without shell (HS code 030739)
  • Mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", frozen, even in shell (HS code 030732)


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South Africa blue mussel export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped blue mussel worth 0.61m USD, an increment of 155.23% from 2018's total blue mussel export of 0.239m USD. The annual growth in value of South Africa blue mussel between 2017 to 2018 was 3.017 per cent.

The per year change in the quantity of South Africa's blue mussel exports between 2017 and 2019 was -3.28 percent in comparison to a variation of 4.13% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for South Africa blue mussel ( in '000$ )


South Africa purchased 48 tonnes of blue mussel in 2019.