South Africa chickpeas export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 2,145,342 tonnes of chickpeas. Through 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa chickpeas (pulses/legumes category) has climbed, changing by 8.582 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, chickpeas' exports went down by -32.38 pc bringing South Africa US$2.99m for the year 2019. South Africa's chickpeas exports are classified as:

  • Dried, shelled chickpeas "garbanzos", whether or not skinned or split (HS code 071320)


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South Africa chickpeas export values

In 2019, South Africa exported chickpeas with a value of 2.99m USD, an increment of 41.91% from 2018's total chickpeas export of 2.107m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa chickpeas between 2017 to 2018 was 1815.455%.

The per year variation in the amount of South Africa's chickpeas exports between 2017 and 2019 was -32.38 percent compared to a variation of 8.582% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total chickpeas' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked position 56 in world exports of chickpeas.


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

South Africa's best performing export markets for chickpeas are Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Botswana and Zambia.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of chickpeas. The annual growth of South Africa chickpeas in value between 2015 to 2019 was -3%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was -12%, per annum.

South Africa imported 9,353 tonnes of chickpeas in 2019.