South Africa cod export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 145,542 tonnes of cod. Across 2019 alone, the market for South Africa cod (fish category) has shrunk, compared to the year 2018. For the period between 2017 and 2019 cod exports were negligible, earning South Africa very little foreign income. South Africa's cod exports are grouped as:

  • Cod "Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus", salted or in brine only (excluding fillets and offal) (HS code 030562)
  • Dried cod "Gadus morhua, Gadus ogac, Gadus macrocephalus", even salted, not smoked (excluding fillets and offal) (HS code 030551)


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South Africa cod export values

Between 2011 and 2020, South Africa exported cod worth US$ 125,000.

The annual change in the volume of South Africa's cod exports for the period between 2017 and 2019 remained stagnant.

South Africa's portion of the world's total cod's exports in 2019 was 1.2%. The country holds position 13 in world exports of cod.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of cod. The annual growth of South Africa cod in value between 2015 to 2019 was -16%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was -14%, per annum.

South Africa bought 153 tonnes of cod in 2019.