South Africa ham export quantities

In 2019 South Africa sold 274,006 tonnes of ham. For 2019 alone, the market for South Africa ham (meat category) has reduced, with a change of -1.294 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, ham's exports increased by 9.9% netting South Africa US$1.21m for the year 2019. South Africa's ham exports are classified as:

  • Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof of swine, salted, in brine, dried or smoked, with bone in (HS code 021011)
  • Hams of swine and cuts thereof, prepared or preserved (HS code 160241)


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South Africa ham export values

In 2019, South Africa supplied ham with a value of 1.21m USD, a decrease of -1.22% from 2018's total ham export of 1.225m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Africa ham between 2017 to 2018 was -34.597 pc.

The annual variation in the quantity of South Africa's ham exports between 2017 and 2019 was 9.9 percent when compared to a variation of -1.294% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Africa's portion of the world's total ham's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. South Africa holds position 29 in world exports of ham.


Export markets for South Africa ham ( in '000$ )


Import/Export Trends

South Africa is a net exporter of ham. The annual growth of South Africa ham in value between 2015 to 2019 was 16%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity for the same period was 11%, per annum.

South Africa brought in 128 tonnes of ham in 2019.