South Africa fish fins export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 19,602 tonnes of fish fins. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa fish fins (fish category) has shrunk, recording a change of -1.413 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, fish fins' exports grew by 38.18 percent earning South Africa US$1.28m for the year 2019. South Africa's fish fins exports are categorised as:

  • Fish fins and other edible fish offal, smoked, dried, salted or in brine (excluding heads, tails, maws and shark fins) (HS code 030579)


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South Africa fish fins export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied fish fins costing 1.28m USD, a decrease of -6.64% from 2018's total fish fins export of 1.371m USD. The yearly reduction in value of South Africa fish fins between 2017 to 2018 was 58.864 pc.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of South Africa's fish fins exports between 2017 and 2019 was 38.18 percent compared to a variation of -1.413% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total fish fins' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds number 38 in world exports of fish fins.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of fish fins. The annual growth of South Africa fish fins in value between 2015 to 2019 was -11%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -19%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 32 tonnes of fish fins in 2019.