South Africa fresh cut flowers export quantities

In 2019 South Africa exported 426 tonnes of fresh cut flowers. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Africa fresh cut flowers (flowers category) has reduced, with a change of -57.4 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, fresh cut flowers' exports reduced by -53.85 pc bringing the country US$56.62m for the year 2019. South Africa's fresh cut flowers exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh cut flowers and buds, of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes (excluding roses, carnations, orchids, chrysanthemums and lilies) (HS code 060319)
  • Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, without flowers or flower buds, and grasses, mosses and lichens, being goods of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh (HS code 060420)
  • Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, without flowers or flower buds, and grasses, mosses and lichens, being goods of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared (HS code 060490)
  • Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, without flowers or flower buds, grasses, fresh, for bouquets or ornamental purposes (HS code 060491)
  • Mosses and lichens for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared (HS code 060410)
  • Dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared cut flowers and buds, of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes (HS code 060390)
  • Foliage, branches and other parts of plants, without flowers or flower buds, grasses, for bouquets or ornamental purposes, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared (HS code 060499)

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South Africa fresh cut flowers export values

In 2019, South Africa shipped fresh cut flowers worth 56.62m USD, an improvement of 4.26% from 2018's total fresh cut flowers export of 54.308m USD. The yearly change in value of South Africa fresh cut flowers between 2017 to 2018 was 6.324 percent.

The annual/yearly variation in the amount of South Africa's fresh cut flowers exports between 2017 and 2019 was -53.85 per cent compared to a variation of -57.4% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's stake of the world's total fresh cut flowers' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 32 in world exports of fresh cut flowers.

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Export markets for South Africa fresh cut flowers ( in '000$ )

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Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of fresh cut flowers. The annual growth of South Africa fresh cut flowers in value between 2015 to 2019 was 14%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was 20%, per annum.

South Africa ordered 769 tonnes of fresh cut flowers in 2019.