South Africa fish fillet export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 527,799 tonnes of fish fillet. Across 2019 alone, the demand for South Africa fish fillet (fish category) has decreased, recording a change of -5.524 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, fish fillet's exports went down by -5.62% bringing the country US$7.36m for the year 2019. South Africa's fish fillet exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen fish fillets (HS code 030420)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets of flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae" (HS code 030443)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets and other fish meat, whether or not minced (HS code 030410)
  • Fish fillets, cured (HS code 0305Xa)
  • Frozen fish fillets (excluding swordfish and toothfish) (HS code 030429)
  • Fresh or chilled fish meat, whether or not minced (excluding all fillets, tilapias, catfish, carp, eels, Nile perch, snakeheads, salmonidae, swordfish, toothfish and fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae) (HS code 030459)
  • Fish fillets, dried, salted or in brine, not smoked (HS code 030530)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets of fish, n.e.s. (HS code 030449)
  • Frozen fillets of flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae" (HS code 030483)
  • Frozen fish fillets, n.e.s. (HS code 030489)
  • Fresh or chilled fillets and other fish meat whether or not minced" (excluding swordfish and toothfish)" (HS code 030419)

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South Africa fish fillet export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied fish fillet with a value of 7.36m USD, a surge of 62.33% from 2018's total fish fillet export of 4.534m USD. The annual growth in value of South Africa fish fillet between 2017 to 2018 was 27.395 percent.

The yearly change in the quantity of South Africa's fish fillet exports between 2017 and 2019 was -5.62 percent when compared to a variation of -5.524% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's share of the world's total fish fillet's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa is ranked number 36 in world exports of fish fillet.

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Export markets for South Africa fish fillet ( in '000$ )

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of fish fillet. The annual growth of South Africa fish fillet in value between 2015 to 2019 was -45%, per year, while annual growth in quantity was -30%, per annum.

South Africa procured 622 tonnes of fish fillet in 2019.