South Africa citrus fruit export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 518,895 tonnes of citrus fruit. In 2019 alone, the market for South Africa citrus fruit (fruits category) has decreased, flactuating by -12.633 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, citrus fruit's exports reduced by -12.09 percent bringing the exporter US$7.74m for the year 2019. South Africa's citrus fruit exports are categorised as:

  • Citrus fruit, prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, n.e.s. (HS code 200830)


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South Africa citrus fruit export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped citrus fruit worth 7.74m USD, a growth of 37.06% from 2018's total citrus fruit export of 5.647m USD. The annual change in value of South Africa citrus fruit between 2017 to 2018 was 53.326 pc.

The per year variation in the quantity of South Africa's citrus fruit exports between 2017 and 2019 was -12.09% when compared to a variation of -12.633% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total citrus fruit's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 31 in world exports of citrus fruit.


Export markets for South Africa citrus fruit ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of citrus fruit. The annual growth of South Africa citrus fruit in value between 2015 to 2019 was 9%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 7%, per annum.

South Africa bought 252 tonnes of citrus fruit in 2019.


The production of citrus fruit in South Africa was 11,633 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 1.16%. The country had approximately 273.00 hectares under citrus fruit cultivation.