South Africa chicory roots export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 360,544 tonnes of chicory roots. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa chicory roots (tubers category) has escalated, flactuating by 4.178 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, chicory roots' exports grew by 12.39% bringing South Africa US$64.88m for the year 2019. South Africa's chicory roots exports are classified as:

  • Chicory roots, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground (HS code 121294)
  • Fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products, incl. unroasted chicory roots of the variety cichorium intybus sativum, of a kind used primarily for human consumption, n.e.s. (HS code 121299)


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South Africa chicory roots export values

In 2019, South Africa sold chicory roots valued at 64.88m USD, a drop of -23.58% from 2018's total chicory roots export of 84.897m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa chicory roots between 2017 to 2018 was 16.827 pc.

The yearly variation in the quantity of South Africa's chicory roots exports between 2017 and 2019 was 12.39 per cent compared to a variation of 4.178% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for South Africa chicory roots ( in '000$ )


South Africa imported 113 tonnes of chicory roots in 2019.


The production of chicory roots in South Africa was 2,464 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -69.89%. The country had an estimated 464.00 hectares under chicory roots cultivation.