South Africa eels export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 62,070 tonnes of eels. For 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa eels (fish category) has increased, with a change of 2.463 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, eels' exports grew by 10.63 pc earning the nation US$0.01m for the year 2019. South Africa's eels exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen eels (Anguilla spp.) (HS code 030376)
  • Prepared or preserved eels, whole or in pieces (excluding minced) (HS code 160417)
  • Frozen eels "Anguilla spp." (HS code 030326)
  • Fresh or chilled eels "Anguilla spp." (HS code 030274)
  • Fresh or chilled eels (Anguilla spp.) (HS code 030266)


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South Africa eels export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped eels valued at 0.01m USD, a growth of 11.11% from 2018's total eels export of 0.009m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa eels between 2017 to 2018 was -68.966 pc.

The per year variation in the volume of South Africa's eels exports between 2017 and 2019 was 10.63 percent when compared to a variation of 2.463% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total eels' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds number 21 in world exports of eels.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of eels. The annual growth of South Africa eels in value between 2015 to 2019 was -17%, per year, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was -28%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 4 tonnes of eels in 2019.