South Africa cotton export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 968,854 tonnes of cotton. Across 2019 alone, the market for South Africa cotton (processed category) has gone down, with a change of -2.238 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, cotton's exports reduced by -0.23% bringing South Africa US$64.66m for the year 2019. South Africa's cotton exports are classified as:

  • Cotton linters (HS code 140420)
  • Cotton, carded or combed (HS code 520300)
  • Garnetted stock of cotton (HS code 520291)
  • Cotton yarn waste, incl. thread waste (HS code 520210)
  • Cotton, neither carded nor combed (HS code 520100)
  • Cotton waste (excluding yarn waste, thread waste and garnetted stock) (HS code 520299)


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South Africa cotton export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped cotton valued at 64.66m USD, an improvement of 53.79% from 2018's total cotton export of 42.044m USD. The annual growth in value of South Africa cotton between 2017 to 2018 was 161.24 per cent.

The annual change in the volume of South Africa's cotton exports between 2017 and 2019 was -0.23% compared to a variation of -2.238% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Africa's top export markets for cotton are China, Bangladesh, India, Thailand and Indonesia.


South Africa purchased 16,187 tonnes of cotton in 2019.