South Africa fish oil export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 967,113 tonnes of fish oil. Through 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa fish oil (processed category) has increased, flactuating by 1.881 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, fish oil's exports grew by 9.54 percent earning the nation US$5.62m for the year 2019. South Africa's fish oil exports are classified as:

  • Fats and oils and their fractions of marine mammals, whether or not refined (excluding chemically modified) (HS code 150430)
  • Fats and oils of fish and their fractions, whether or not refined (excluding liver oils and chemically modified) (HS code 150420)


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South Africa fish oil export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied fish oil valued at 5.62m USD, a reduction of -34.00% from 2018's total fish oil export of 8.515m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa fish oil between 2017 to 2018 was -9.328%.

The yearly variation in the quantity of South Africa's fish oil exports between 2017 and 2019 was 9.54% when compared to a variation of 1.881% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total fish oil's exports in 2019 was 3.5%. South Africa holds number 9 in world exports of fish oil.


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


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of fish oil. The annual growth of South Africa fish oil in value between 2015 to 2019 was -1%, per year, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 2%, per annum.

South Africa procured 206 tonnes of fish oil in 2019.