South Africa chicken meat export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 34,916,946 tonnes of chicken meat. For 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa chicken meat (meat category) has improved, changing by 2.245 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, chicken meat's exports increased by 145.18 pc netting the country US$160.93m for the year 2019. South Africa's chicken meat exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled cuts and edible offal of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus (HS code 020713)
  • Frozen cuts and edible offal of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus (HS code 020714)
  • Fresh or chilled fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces (HS code 020711)
  • Frozen fowls of the species Gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces (HS code 020712)
  • Meat or offal of fowls of the species "Gallus domesticus", prepared or preserved (excluding sausages and similar products, finely homogenised preparations put up for retail sale as infant food or for dietetic purposes, in containers of a net weight of <= 250 g, preparations of liver and meat extracts and juices) (HS code 160232)

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South Africa chicken meat export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied chicken meat worth 160.93m USD, a drop of -5.98% from 2018's total chicken meat export of 171.164m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa chicken meat between 2017 to 2018 was -13.058 percent.

The annual/yearly change in the volume of South Africa's chicken meat exports between 2017 and 2019 was 145.18 pc when compared to a variation of 2.245% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total chicken meat's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked position 8 in world exports of chicken meat.

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Export markets for South Africa chicken meat ( in '000$ )

South Africa's leading export markets for chicken meat are Poland, Lesotho, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mozambique and Brazil.

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of chicken meat. The annual growth of South Africa chicken meat in value between 2015 to 2019 was 4%, per year, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 41%, per annum.

South Africa bought 1,022,634 tonnes of chicken meat in 2019.