South Africa crabs export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 373,575 tonnes of crabs. Through 2019 alone, the market for South Africa crabs (seafood category) has surged, changing by 4.027 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, crabs' exports increased by 1.73 percent bringing South Africa US$0.09m for the year 2019. South Africa's crabs exports are categorised as:

  • Crabs, even smoked, whether in shell or not, live, fresh, chilled, dried, salted or in brine, incl. crabs in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030624)
  • Crabs, whether in shell or not, live, fresh or chilled (HS code 030633)
  • Crabs, whether in shell or not, dried, salted, smoked or in brine, incl. crabs in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030693)
  • Frozen crabs, even smoked, whether in shell or not, incl. crabs in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (HS code 030614)

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South Africa crabs export values

In 2019, South Africa exported crabs costing 0.09m USD, a contraction of -43.75% from 2018's total crabs export of 0.16m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa crabs between 2017 to 2018 was 125.352 per cent.

The yearly change in the volume of South Africa's crabs exports between 2017 and 2019 was 1.73 pc compared to a variation of 4.027% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total crabs' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds number 49 in world exports of crabs.

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

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of crabs. The annual growth of South Africa crabs in value between 2015 to 2019 was 18%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 50%, per annum.

South Africa ordered 595 tonnes of crabs in 2019.