South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 190,690 tonnes of clams, cockles and ark shells. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells (seafood category) has gone up, flactuating by 3.372 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, clams, cockles and ark shells' exports went down by -2.41 percent netting South Africa US$0.01m for the year 2019. South Africa's clams, cockles and ark shells exports are categorised as:

  • Live, fresh or chilled, even in shell, clams, cockles and ark shells "families Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae" (HS code 030771)
  • Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, even in shell, clams, cockles and ark shells "families Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae" (HS code 030779)
  • Frozen, even in shell, clams, cockles and ark shells "families Arcidae, Arcticidae, Cardiidae, Donacidae, Hiatellidae, Mactridae, Mesodesmatidae, Myidae, Semelidae, Solecurtidae, Solenidae, Tridacnidae and Veneridae" (HS code 030772)

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South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells export values

In 2019, South Africa exported clams, cockles and ark shells with a value of 0.01m USD, an improvement of 42.86% from 2018's total clams, cockles and ark shells export of 0.007m USD. The annual increase in value of South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells between 2017 to 2018 was -66.667%.

The yearly change in the amount of South Africa's clams, cockles and ark shells exports between 2017 and 2019 was -2.41 percent in comparison to a variation of 3.372% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total clams, cockles and ark shells' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 47 in world exports of clams, cockles and ark shells.

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Export markets for South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells ( in '000$ )

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of clams, cockles and ark shells. The annual growth of South Africa clams, cockles and ark shells in value between 2015 to 2019 was 32%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 43%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 82 tonnes of clams, cockles and ark shells in 2019.