South Africa figs export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 158,183 tonnes of figs. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa figs (fruits category) has decreased, with a change of -2.623 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, figs' exports decreased by -2.83 pc earning South Africa US$3.60m for the year 2019. South Africa's figs exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or dried figs (HS code 080420)


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South Africa figs export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped figs worth 3.60m USD, a surge of 9.59% from 2018's total figs export of 3.285m USD. The annual increase in value of South Africa figs between 2017 to 2018 was 3.465 per cent.

The per year variation in the volume of South Africa's figs exports between 2017 and 2019 was -2.83 percent when compared to a variation of -2.623% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total figs' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 29 in world exports of figs.


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

South Africa's top export markets for figs are United Kingdom (UK), Hong Kong, Botswana, the Netherlands and Lesotho.


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of figs. The annual growth of South Africa figs in value between 2015 to 2019 was 56%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 18%, per annum.

South Africa purchased 121 tonnes of figs in 2019.


The production of figs in South Africa was 1,972 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -10.24%. The country had an estimated 610.00 hectares under figs cultivation.