South Africa flat fish export quantities

In 2019 South Africa shipped 309,338 tonnes of flat fish. Across 2019 alone, the market for South Africa flat fish (fish category) has reduced, flactuating by -2.893 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, flat fish's exports reduced by -15.22 percent bringing South Africa US$0.99m for the year 2019. South Africa's flat fish exports are classified as:

  • Frozen flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae" (excluding halibut, plaice, sole and turbot) (HS code 030339)
  • Fresh or chilled flat fish "Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Catharidae" (excluding halibut "Reinhardtius hippoglossoides, Hippoglossus hippoglossus and Hippoglossus stenolepis", plaice "Pleuronectes platessa", sole "Solea spp." and turbot "Psetta maxima") (HS code 030229)

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South Africa flat fish export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied flat fish worth 0.99m USD, an increase of 201.83% from 2018's total flat fish export of 0.328m USD. The annual increase in value of South Africa flat fish between 2017 to 2018 was 79.235 per cent.

The yearly change in the volume of South Africa's flat fish exports between 2017 and 2019 was -15.22 percent when compared to a variation of -2.893% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total flat fish's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds number 29 in world exports of flat fish.

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

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net importer of flat fish. The annual growth of South Africa flat fish in value between 2015 to 2019 was 3%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -3%, per annum.

South Africa procured 323 tonnes of flat fish in 2019.